Thursday, June 14, 2012

Free Father's Day Printable

Lily Kate and I made this today as part of Benjie's first Father's Day. We are getting him a gift, but I always try to do something a little sentimental.

 (Sorry for the crappy iPhone pic.)

I stuck this in a frame just to show y'all how it will look, but I'm going tomorrow to find another 5x7 frame. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get a decent handprint of a 6-month old! We managed somehow... And even though it's not perfect, I think it's adorable. :)

If anyone would like to make one too, I uploaded the (generic) blank version to my Photobucket. I found the poem online and made the actual prints myself. I have included the blue version like mine and also a neutral khaki version. They are made to fit a 5"x7" frame, but you can resize them to your liking.

You can download and print them {here}.

I'm not sure the best way to share printables, but if this method doesn't work, please let me know.



  1. I'm so curious how you got your tiny to cooperate for the handprint. I've read several recommendations online to do this when they're sleeping, but I have a very light sleeper on my hands. That would never work for her. Do you have any tips on doing it while they're awake??? :)

  2. I found your blog from your mobile on pinterest. I am now a follower. I love following blogs of Christian women.

    Jenica, sorry for butting in, but have you tried putting her in her highchair and giving a toy for one hand?

  3. @Jenica, Sorry I didn't answer you sooner! (I've been under the weather all weekend.) I tried putting her in a high chair and that didn't work too well. I sat at our dining room table, with her in my lap, and then pressed her hand in the ink. I put her hand over the paper and lightly tapped the back of her hand until she opened it. Her fingers curl up, so I held them straight with one hand and pressed her hand to the paper with the other. I did a few 'trial runs' on blank paper to get her used to the idea before doing the actual print to frame. It took a while, but we finally got it! And I got an *almost* perfect hand print on one of our 'trial runs'! Such a precious thing to have!

    @Jessica, thank you for following and I'm now following you too! :)

  4. Hi Ashley, I came across these precious gifts for dad and was wondering if there was a way that you could possibly change the year to 2013. Also, I have to boys. Is there a way to make it saw "us, we", etc?