Easy Elephant Handprint Craft

 

I was going through my drafts on my blog and realized this super cute elephant handprint craft we made for Baby D’s birthday party never got posted! It’s been 6 months since Baby D’s elephant first birthday party!  Can you say Blog Fail? LOL!

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When D was born I decided on this aqua and orange elephant themed nursery.  I loved it so much that I knew it would be the perfect theme for his first birthday party. If you’d like details you can check them out here:

Aqua & Orange Elephant Nursery

Elephant Themed First Birthday Party

When I was planning D’s party I wanted to make sure it wasn’t centered around cake and food since at that point in time due to his FPIES he only had one safe food and even then he wasn’t eating it.  So we decided on a late morning party with just a few of his friends and a few of K’s friends.  We bought a bunch of balls to put in the large baby gate area for a make-shift ball pit, and then we also decided to make elephant handprint crafts that everyone could take home with them as their party favor.

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Supplies Needed:

  • 8×10 colored paper (I used thicker stock paper from the craft store)
  • Grey paint
  • Construction paper (for balloon – your choice of color.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sharpie
  • Sponge applicator to paint little hands
  • paper plate for paint

I love how simple these are to make. It was really easy for both the babies and kids who attended D’s party.

Instructions:

  • Cut balloons out of paper in your choice of color. I winged it, but you can certainly find a template online.
  • Coat child’s hand with paint.
  • Stamp hand onto paper. Try to get the child to spread their fingers a bit.
  • Remove hand and let paint dry (5-10 minutes).
  • Using the sharpie have an adult or older child add the details. (Face, ear, tail, toe nails, and balloon string.)
  • Glue balloon on. (If this is for a party you can add the number on the balloon.)
  • Write name and date.

Elephant Handprint Craft

Frame and enjoy how tiny your cuties hand was for years to come!  Even though we wrote the name on the top I’ve decided to include D’s in a multiple 4×6 picture frame with his first birthday pictures. Just a little something special that I can always look back on.

 

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Comments

  1. That is so CUTE!!! What a fun idea. I have seen all kinds of handprint crafts over the years, but this is one of the best ones I’ve ever seen!

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  2. How cute this is.I love this idea i would of never thought of this.

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  3. SUPER cute hand interpretation. I love that. Wrinkles are already included.

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  4. This is a really neat idea! I never would have thought of that!

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  5. That’s the first time I’ve seen an elephant made from a handprint. LOVE the idea and it’s cute seeing them in different sizes.

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  6. I love hand-print crafts. This one is adorable, balloon and all!

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  7. I would have never considered making a handprint into an elephant. I think this is an adorable idea!

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  8. That is adorable. Never would have come up with elephant.

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  9. What a cute idea. I would never have thought of that.

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  10. Oh gosh, so cute! I love elephants. The 9 year-old kiddo and myself would love to do this project. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Awwwww too cute! I have seen the turkeys before, but never the elephant. I will have some of my clients’ kids do that for art for their bedrooms

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  12. That is too cute and so easy to do. I’m going to give this a try with my toddler as soon as I get a chance. Thanks for sharing. Your boys are a delight.

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  13. This is such a cute idea! I love the balloon detail- I will have to try this with my kiddos!

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  14. Using handprints to make elephants is a terrific idea. What a fun craft!

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  15. I have never seen the elephant made out of a hand art. I love it! Very creative and I bet the kids love that!

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  16. What a brilliant and fun idea! I never thought of my hand print resembling an elephant. I would really love to share this with others. :)

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  17. What an adorable craft! We did an elephant theme for my son’s second birthday and I would have loved to have thought of this. Great job!

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  18. Oh, this is the cutest! I think I’ll try this with the kids tomorrow! My daughter LOVES elephants. She’ll really love this!

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  19. This is so cute! Very creative I love it!

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  20. This is such an adorable craft! I love elephants. I will have to do this one with my two boys, for sure.

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  21. That’s one of the cutest ways to use a handcraft that I’ve seen. My son would love to do this, I’m sure of it!

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  22. They turned out cute! We love handprint art here!

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  23. This is too cute! I would love to make this with the kiddos!

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  24. teresa mccluskey says:

    Now that would be cute for my hallway art line from the kids!

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  25. Aww that is so cute and would go so well in a circus theme week!!

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  26. This is SUCH a cute idea! A friend of mine has an elephant themed nursery….sending this to her to try!

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  27. Oh my gosh this is precious! I cant draw but I think I could pull this off.

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  28. Angela S says:

    I have seen many hand paint crafts, but none as cute as that elephant. Great job!

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  29. My son is so precious whenever I get paint out he dips his hand in it! He is so used to doing handprint crafts, he would love this one!

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  30. Too cute! I’ve only ever seen hand print turkeys around Thanksgiving. Very creative!

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  31. How cute is this. This would be a great way to document kids growing too, and see how big their elephant gets over the years :)

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  32. Those are so cute! I’ll have to try this with my nephew!

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  33. My son is a fan of elephants so he’s going to like trying out this craft. So easy and fun to do.

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  34. This is really sweet. I love handprint crafts!

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