Saturday, May 21, 2011

Handprint Crafts for June - Graduations, Flag Day and Father's Day

It's June and the crafting is easy with grads and dads to celebrate, as well as the grand ol' flag. And yes, I've found handprint crafts to share for all these holidays. You can also check some of the previous handprint craft posts for suns, flowers and other fun crafts for summertime.

For many families, June brings a graduation or a "moving up' ceremony.  I love this personalized graduation certificate from Makes and Takes, made with a child's handprint. This project is easy enough to make at school with every child in the class, or at home for a family keepsake:

Photo from MakesandTakes.com
Flag Day is on Saturday, June 14. This holiday commemorating the adoption of the 13-star version of the Flag of the United States in 1777 (the 50-star version was adopted on July 4, 1960) is the perfect time to make a handprint flag with your own little patriots:
Photo from LessonPlansPage.com
You can also make a flag with handprints and footprints. Serendipity has great instructions for making this patriotic masterpiece:
Photo from Serendipity
Father's Day is Sunday, June 15, and I love combining the handprint theme with the sentiment "Best Dad, Hands Down" on everything from tee shirts to ceramic tiles to greeting cards.

Roots and Wings Co. has a version on canvas,which is explained in great detail, but to be honest, still seems like it would be a lot of work for a regular person like me to create. Still, it looks so good it would be worth the effort. I'm planning to give it my best mom-try with the kids.
Photo from Roots and Wings Co.
I also love this Father's Day Hand Print Sun Catcher. The Homeschool Classroom has very detailed instructions, and a reminder for along the way that it's the process not the product. So true in life in general, and especially when crafting with kids.

Happy June, happy handprint crafts, and happy summer!

Have other great crafts to share? Please leave your links in the comments below.

5 comments:

Kristin said...

The hands down card and/or sign is totally what I'm doing. Although I'm tempted to get a big rock, paint it, and write "Dad Rocks" on the top. Or, you know, let the kids do that.

Anna ~ Random Handprints said...

i love dad rocks! perfect for the office paperweight.

Dumb Mom said...

We aren't big on crafts but these should help us get through the first weeks of summer when we are all going nuts from having to spend so much time together!

Jill said...

Love the handprint theme ;)

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

We could be the dynamic duo of crafting. Think about it.

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