Father’s Day Handprint Art (10 Free Templates)

Father’s Day handprint art is the perfect way to capture the essence of the special bond between fathers and their children, offering 10 free templates for creating memorable handprints and footprints.

This engaging activity allows children to express their love and gratitude towards their dads, crafting personalized gifts that will be cherished for years to come.

Whether it’s through a colorful handprint that becomes a piece of art or a cute footprint design, these templates make it easy and fun to create a heartfelt Father’s Day gift.

Dive into these free Father’s Day printables and celebrate Father’s Day by making art that comes straight from the heart, with just the touch of a tiny hand or foot.

Collection of free printable Father's Day handprint art templates featuring heartwarming messages and handprint illustrations, such as 'I love you Deerly' with a handprint deer, 'Following in your footsteps' with a child's footprint, perfect for creating memorable Father's Day crafts.

Father’s Day handprint craft

Get ready to make this Father’s Day extra special by creating beautiful handprint crafts with our free printable templates.

This fun activity is a great way for kids to show their dads how much they love them. Using their handprints or footprints, kids can make art that celebrates the special connection between dads and their children.

All you need to do is download our easy-to-use templates and start getting creative. These templates are free for personal use and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the free pdf file.

Your child can paint, color, or decorate their handprint or footprint any way they like, turning it into a special gift for Dad. This isn’t just a craft, it’s a meaningful way to make a memory that Dad will keep and cherish forever.

Let your child’s creativity shine and see the joy it brings this Father’s Day with a handmade craft that comes straight from the heart.

Handprint craft supplies

You probably have all of the supplies to make these fun Father’s Day handprints.

  • cardstock
  • washable paints (these are the ones we use for all of our handprint art)
  • paintbrush
  • Wipes!! It helps to have these handy so you don’t make a complete mess of your table!

How to use the Father’s handprint templates:

First, access and print the Father’s Day handprint templates linked below. There are 10 full pages and are optimized for printing in portrait mode on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Before printing, it’s essential to verify your printer’s settings to ensure accuracy.

Although you can use regular printer paper, for best results use cardstock. Cardstock not only enhances the durability of the craft but also gives it a more professional look.

Carefully cover the child’s hands or feet with an even layer of paint. We use a paintbrush but you could add paint to a plate.

Then, place their hands or feet in the correct position on the template. Apply gentle, even pressure across the entire surface of their hands or feet to ensure a complete and detailed transfer.

After pressing, lift the child’s hand or foot with care, aiming to keep the motion straight and steady to avoid any smudges or distortions. This step is critical for achieving a clear, smudge-free imprint.

By following these instructions, you’ll create a beautiful and memorable Father’s Day keepsake that captures the precious size and shape of your child’s handprint or footprint at this moment in time.

If Dad is a fan of the Force he will love our free Star Wars handprint art too!

Father’s Day superhero handprint

If Dad is a lover of Spiderman he is going to love this handprint art. Spelling out DAD with a spiderweb handprint A and “you are my super hero” written to the side.

We choose red paint but the kids can either choose their favorite color, or what they think Dad would love best.

Father's Day superhero handprint

Dad I love building memories with you footprint

If Dad loves creating things he will love this hammer footprint. With the words I love building memories with you Daddy written to the side. We went with a grey footprint, but as we didn’t have grey paint, we mixed a little black and white paint together.

Dad I love building memories with you footprint

Tieriffic Father’s Day footprint art

If Dad wears a tie for work, he is going to love this tie from his baby’s footprint. We chose blue paint but let the kids choose their favorite. With the words “thank you for being a tie-rrific Dad” written to the side.

Tieriffic Father's Day footprint art

World’s Best Dad Award handprint art

So does Dad win the best Dad award this year? If so get the kids to create this trophy, we opted for blue paint.

World's best Dad award handprint art

Father’s Day footprint art

This footprint craft is adorable, with the child’s footprint over the daddy’s shoe print. We went with black paint for the footprint. The words Daddy, I am following in your footsteps is sure to bring a tear to Dad’s eye this Father’s Day.

Father's Day footprint art

Dad you’re a great catch handprint art

Is Dad a fan of baseball, or sports in general? If so this is the handprint art for him. With a baseball glove with a child’s handprint inside it, and the words Daddy you’re a great catch at the top, and Happy Father’s Day below. We opted for red paint as it is Dad’s favorite team’s colors.

Dad you're a great catch handprint art

I love you deerly footprint

If Dad is a fan of the outdoors and nature he will appreciate this I love you deerly footprint craft. We went with orange paint but any color would look great.

I love you deerly footprint

Happy Father’s Day handprint

This is a slightly different tie handprint art this time using your child’s hand as Dad’s face.

Happy Father's Day handprint

My Dad rocks handprint art

There are 2 slightly different templates for our Father’s Day you rock handprints. One for Dad and one for Grandpa. The child’s handprint is the guitar and any music loving dad or grandpa will love this.

My Dad rocks handprint art

Additional Father’s Day handprint gifts

Handprint gifts are a great idea for Father’s Day because they offer a personal touch and sentimental value that cannot be replicated by store-bought gifts.

Creating a handprint gift with your child is a fun and meaningful way to spend time together, and it allows your child to express their creativity and love for their dad.

For those on the hunt for additional handprint gift inspiration, the following Father’s Day handprint ideas are sure to delight and surprise any dad:

  • Baby handprint and footprint keepsake photo frame kit: This kit allows you to capture your baby’s handprints and footprints alongside their cutest photos. It’s a beautiful way to freeze a moment in time, creating a keepsake that dads can treasure as their child grows.
  • Create a handprint stone: With this creative project, your child’s handprint can be immortalized in a stone, perfect for placing in a garden or on a desk. This lasting memento serves as a constant reminder of the small hands that made it, filled with love and personality.
  • Hand casting kit: For a truly special gift, consider a hand-casting kit. This kit enables you and your child to create a 3D cast of your hands together, symbolizing the strength and support of the father-child bond. It’s a remarkable way to visually and physically represent the closeness between dad and child, making it an unforgettable Father’s Day gift.

Each of these handprint gift ideas offers a unique way to celebrate and cherish the father-child relationship. Not only do they provide a heartfelt keepsake for dads, but they also offer an enjoyable and memorable crafting experience for both dad and child.

Additional Father’s Day printables

For families seeking to extend the celebration and add even more personalized touches to Father’s Day, our selection of additional printables is exactly what you need.

These carefully chosen suggestions are designed to enhance the Father’s Day experience, offering more ways for children to express their love and appreciation for their dads.

  • Dive into creativity with these free printable Father’s Day cards to color. Children can add their own artistic flair with colors and decorations, making each card a unique expression of love for Dad.
  • This special all about my dad printable provides a fun and thoughtful way for kids to share what they love most about their dad. It prompts them to fill in details about their favorite things to do with Dad, what makes him special, and why they love him so much, creating a heartfelt keepsake.
  • Unleash your child’s creativity with our free Father’s Day coloring pages printable. From playful designs to messages of love, these coloring pages are a relaxing activity for kids and a sweet gesture for dads.
  • For the book-loving dad, these Father’s Day bookmarks printable are a perfect gift. Kids can color and decorate them, making a practical and personal gift that Dad will see every time he opens his favorite book.
handprint art bundle


Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

Download the free Father’s Day handprint templates

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 15 July 2024 by Clare Brown

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