At the blog conference I attended earlier this year, I met one of the cutest, sweetest people alive. From the moment I met Ariean from OneKriegerChick I knew I wanted to be more like her. She’s super talented, cute as a button, and has amazing style. And today she’s here sharing some adorable handprint art in the shapes of sea creatures–talk about cute! So make sure you go check out her blog after you’ve seen her projects below. I’m confident you’ll love her


Hello New Friends!  I’m Ariean and I blog over at OneKriegerChick where I share all about the easy recipes, fun crafts, and frugal decor I try to squeeze in while chasing after my three young boys…Love to have you visit!

Today, I’m happy to be here sharing how to make Sea Animal Framed Handprint Art

How to Make Sea Animal Framed Handprint Art by One Krieger Chick | Mabey She Made It | #handprint #decor #seaanimalIf you’ve ever been to my blog, you know I love capturing my boys handprints…for every season or holiday.  So, when it came time to decorate the boys shared bathroom, I knew I wanted to incorporate them into the artwork.  It would have been easy to run to Target and pick out a few cute pieces of artwork, but they wouldn’t have the special memory or meaning as homemade.  Plus, these were so inexpensive to make!

Let’s get started…You’ll need to gather up white card stock paper, paint, a foam brush per color used, googly eyes and adhesive, and colored fine point markers (I used Sharpies).

I decided the sea animals I wanted to include ahead of time, but let the two older boys choose from those.

Little-Fish-Framed-Handprint-OneKriegerChick.comFor the Fish:  This is the easiest of the three.  I just painted one hand and pressed it gently onto the paper.  Then, I adhered a googly eye and added a smile with a fine point marker.

Octopus-Framed-Handprint-Art-OneKriegerChick.comFor the Octopus:  I painted one hand then pressed it gently onto the paper.  Then, I painted the other hand and pressed gently onto the paper making sure to connect the hands.  Do not paint the thumbs…By doing this, you hope to leave the Octopus with eight legs.  Add googly eyes and a smile.

Lobster-Framed-Handprint-Art-OneKriegerChick.comFor the Lobster:  Use the foam brush to apply paint to the bottom of one foot.  Gently press onto the paper.  Wash off.  Then, apply paint to each hand, one at a time.  Press gently onto the paper above the footprint as seen in the photo.  Allow to dry, then adhere googly eyes and draw antennae with a coordinating fine point marker.

Once they were all painted and dry, I added their name and age to the bottom corner.

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Then I framed each one in an inexpensive frame.  The frames were on sale at Michael’s for only $5.00 each and I had all the other supplies on hand.  $15 total for three cute pieces of Art…not too shabby!

If you liked this idea, you may also like some of my other personalized projects…

Kiddos can personalize their own pillowcases- so fun!{Personalize Pillowcases with children’s handwriting}{Monogram Book Bins}

 Thanks so much for having me Lisa!  Hope you all have an Amazing day!

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8 years ago

How adorable is that ! Thanks for the idea and sharing it !

Love all the cute ideas that you have on your blog !

Ariean @OneKriegerChick

Oh gosh, Lisa…Thank you so much! I am so happy to be here and maybe give you a little more baby snuggle time- It goes way too quickly. Have a Happy weekend!
P.S. I’m so glad we just happened to sit next to each other at SNAP! 🙂

Ariean @OneKriegerChick

Thank you Diana…I’m so glad you like it! They are so cute on the wall. Have a great week!

8 years ago

these are adorable and perfect for summer!