Do your little ones come home from school with those adorable paper handprint crafts they make from time to time? Mine sure do! However, I must admit they sometimes end up in the back of a drawer or torn, which is why I must tell you about these fantastic shrinky dink 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!
- Shrinky Dink plastic
- acrylic paint
- hold 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.
Remember to punch a hole before you bake them!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place your handprint paint side up. Pre-heat your oven to 325°F and bake for 2-3 minutes. You'll know its done when the handprint stops moving and has gone mostly, if not completely, flat again.
Attach your keychain links and your are finished!