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Tiny Little Hands Will Melt Dad’s Heart

Here’s one Father’s Day craft we know both Dad and your kids will love. Do you remember Shrinky Dinks from when you were little? They were so fun! Well, they make blank Shrinky Dink sheets now that you can use to create your own projects with. PN contributor Hayley, of Grey House Harbor, created the most adorable DIY handprint keychain on her own blog for her kids to give to their dad this year.

Shrinky Dink Hand Print Key Chain

Materials: Shrinky Dink Plastic Sheets, Key Ring, Jump Rings, Gloss Acrylic Paint, Gloss Mod Podge

Aren’t those tiny handprints just the sweetest? And your kids will love watching their handprints magically shrink in the oven.


Get the full tutorial at Grey House Harbor!

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    1. avatar Kayla says:

      @Beth, the link does not work :(

    2. […] Ma fille m’a récemment fait un porte-clés Shrinky Dink pour la fête des mères et ça m’a fait fondre le cœur. Je parie que papa adorerait ces minuscules petites mains cadeau pour la fête des pères. […]

    3. wow this will be the great gift for my husband as his birthday is coming and my daughter is 7 month old :D

    4. It’s sooo cute! We made such hands with my son for Father’s day! Our dad was so exited with such lovely present!

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    8. […] Find all the details for this fabulous craft. […]

    9. avatar Beth says:

      Hi Emily, If you follow the link in the post you can find the directions. Have fun!

    10. avatar Emily says:

      Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me how to do it. I’m trying one for my dads Christmas present but I don’t know how to do it

    11. […] 3. Try these DIY handprint keychains from Project Nursery […]

    12. avatar Silvia says:

      Has anyone sprinkled glitter on the wet paint before baking them? I wonder how that will go…? If anyone has any experience with this concern I’d love your feedback! Thank you!

    13. […] a dad with multiple kids, especially in the age range to help make a gift, this Shrinky Dink Handprints keychain tutorial from Project Nursery is a really unique […]

    14. […] Shrinky Dink Little Hands: Oh, we know this one is going to be a favorite! Use Shrinky Dink sheets to create these tiny hands that will melt your dad's heart! Team up with your siblings or mom to create this heartfelt gift that he'll carry around everywhere. (via projectnursery) […]

    15. […] Don’t you just love the wonder that is shrinky dinks? Utilize this fun canvas to create beautiful handprint keychains for Grandma, Grandpa, or any special person in your child’s life. Find the full tutorial here. […]

    16. avatar Tasha says:

      I used gloss paint to do the handprints, but after it is baked it is bubbly. What am I doing wrong? FYI.. I did not use a lot of paint on their hands.

    17. avatar Beth says:

      Just a normal sized hole punch. The hole also shrinks in the oven, so you don’t want to start out too small.

    18. avatar juanita says:

      Thanks so much for your time to respond. You saved me time. I will have to tweak the idea cause I don’t have that long for a Sunday School Project. Thank you again.

    19. avatar Krystle says:

      Juanita I just did this today with the girls I nanny. Took one minute to make each hand print. Paint took about an hour to dry. I sat it in a sunny window to speed it up. Then I cut them out, baked them for 2 minutes. They were cooled off in about 5 minutes. Modge Podged them and that was dry in about an hour. Popped on the rings and was done. Super easy.

    20. avatar Juanita says:

      How long does this project take start to finish. How long does it take paint to dry? How long does it take glossy modge podge to dry?


    21. […] For some additional help with this project check out this link. […]

    22. […] More handprints! Credit: Project Nursery […]

    23. avatar Amber says:

      Would you mind telling me what size paper punch was used. Thank you for your time.

    24. avatar Melissa says:

      If You can’t find plastic #6 in cookie containers… chinette crystal plates are #6 plastic

    25. […] Handprint keychain | Project Nursery […]

    26. avatar Stephanie says:

      What about lamination?

    27. avatar Beth says:

      There’s a link in the post to the directions. Have fun!

    28. avatar Tina Buck says:

      Can you please send me the directions on how to make these? Thanks!!! :D

    29. Jen – Coating the painted areas with modpodge after it shrinks (as suggested in the full tutorial) definitely helps to make the handprint water resistant… but I wouldn’t go tossing them in the tub. :)

    30. avatar Jen says:

      is the paint permanent on there or is there a threat of it coming off if it gets wet?

    31. avatar Andrea says:

      The link is below the keychain picture

    32. avatar Andrea says:

      The link is below the picture of the keychain

    33. avatar Amy says:

      I am seeing different sites/different methods for doing this. Does anyone know if paint/mod podge or ink pad/embossing powder works better?? Thanks.

    34. avatar Beth says:

      If you look at the bottom of the post, there is a link to Grey House Harbor’s tutorial on how to make the keychain. Good luck with your project!

    35. avatar Misty says:

      I am unable to find the link for the keychains. Please help!

    36. avatar Beth says:

      Hi Lizz, You have to seal the paint after it dries. If you click through to Grey House Harbor’s tutorial, you’ll see that she recommends Modge Podge for that step.

    37. avatar Lizz says:

      What kind of paint am I supposed to use I heve tried acrylic and the paint just dusts off kinda like chalk

    38. avatar Ferko says:

      Excited! Thank you! We will definitely try it.

    39. Ferko – We did a version with a friend’s 10-mo-old and it turned out super cute! Hardest part is getting their wiggly fingers to be still long enough to get a good print. Might take a few tries, but you definitely can do it with a 1-yr-old!

    40. avatar Beth says:

      I don’t think so. It will just make a smaller key chain. They shrink to one third their original size. Have fun!

    41. avatar Ferko says:

      I was wondering if my 1year od’s hand would be too small for this craft?

    42. avatar Beth says:

      Hi Whitney, there is a link at the bottom of the post to go to Grey House Harbor’s tutorial.

    43. avatar Whitney Hodgson says:

      I was wondering if you could tell me how you made these.

    44. avatar Sonia says:

      Im interested in the hands project

    45. avatar Josefa Hernandez says:

      I am also interested in the key chain hands. All your projects are so interesting, tjsnks for sharing, God bless you

    46. avatar Beth says:

      Hi Miriam, you can find the instructions by clicking the link at the bottom of the post to go to the Grey House Harbor blog.

    47. avatar Miriam swoma says:

      Hi can I get the intructions to make the key ring
      Thanks miriam