Tiny Little Hands You Can Take Everywhere with You That Will Melt Your Heart!

I’m such a sucker for little kids handprints–unless they’re on my windows. But, let’s face it, those Plaster-of-Paris prints become dusty fossils in a drawer somewhere and I have yet to actually frame any of them. Thanks to this easy DIY, now we can carry those sweet imprints on the daily with these charming handprint keychains!

These handprints are so easy to make and your kids are going to love watching them shrink down to their little size. Start your craft and fifteen minutes later you’ll have yourself a mini version of your child’s handprint that you can bring anywhere!

Materials Needed

  • Shrinky Dink plastic

  • acrylic paint

  • sharpie

  • scissors

  • hole punch

  • jump ring

  • baking sheet

  • parchment paper

  • split ring keyring


Paint your child’s entire hand. Coat it well enough to be all wet, but not so drippy that you loose the details of the print.

Gently guide their hand onto the Shrinky Dinks plastic. Firmly press down all their fingers and palm to get a good imprint.

Press the plastic against the table with your free hand while you carefully peel your child’s hand off.

Allow the handprint to dry completely, then flip the plastic over and add your child’s name, age or year to the other side with a Sharpie.

After the Sharpie dries, carefully cut out the handprint with small sharp scissors.


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