For the last few weeks lots of folks have been visiting my blog after searching for instructions on how to make handprint plaques like the ones in my photo.
So if you’re looking for a great gift (either for someone else or for yourself) that will be cherished forever, and your kids are still small enough to fit their handprint on a plaque, click the link below.
Instructions for Keepsake Handprints.
I promise you this: if you make these, you will cherish them forever. Mine are over a decade old already, and they are among my most prized possessions. Because their hands will never ever be little again.
I stumbled upon some my boys made like this 18 years ago. There is nothing like placing your hand upon the impression of their tiny hand to bring it all back!
We tried to do this once. And then one day, Tech was playing with a ball in the house. And then it was in pieces. And then I cried. Because his hands would never be that small again. *weep*
What?? Playing ball in the house?? Surely not, *furrowed brow*
I fear breaking one of mine, because then what would I do? I couldn’t keep up a display of 2/3 of my kids. That would make someone feel left out. I’d probably borrow a kid with a little hand and make a replacement.
Make sure there is never a ball in the house. Or a stick. Or a long vacuum extension hose. You will cry. At least you have photographs. *weep*