Lobster Handprint and Footprint Art

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We are in the middle of our “Ocean Week” theme for summer break.  We have had fun reading books about the ocean and making ocean-themed crafts.  

I am in love with handprint and footprint art.  It is a great way to document how your children grow over time.  We used handprints and footprints to make cute lobsters the other day.


Use a sponge brush to apply the paint to your little one’s hands and feet.

Stamp their handprints and footprint onto the paper, making sure the footprint is in the bottom center of the paper.

Let the paint dry and “connect” the body to the claws with red marker.

Using a black marker, draw two lines and glue some googly eyes at the end of each.

Add some definition to the lobster’s body with black marker and you have a cute craft that you can keep as a reminder of how little your children once were.

How do you keep the learning going throughout the summer?


  1. This is just TOO stinkin’ cute! I want to do this with my grandkids!

    What sort of paint ? just fingerpaint ? marking this to my favorites and will check back 🙂

  2. hi, I found this post from the Freedom Fridays bloghop…I was so stumped for what to do for my mom’s birthday tomorrow as a crafty gift from my 2 & 1 yr old babes for my mom..THIS is perfect!!! You truly saved me! Thank you! I’ll be making this and posting our in a blog post soon. Care to swap “likes” & “follows”?


  3. So cute! I love handprints and footprints too! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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