About ESZ Digital Prints: aside from my professional work, I create printable digital handprint keepsakes under the name of ESZ Digital Prints (ESZ Digital Design, LLC being the parent company) for preschool class teachers and for parents who are looking to engage with children in creative, memorable ways. To view the inventory please visit ESZdigitalPrints.Etsy.com.

Creating handprint keepsakes for loved ones is a wonderful way to capture a moment in time and create a lasting memory. These keepsakes serve as a tangible reminder of the love and connection shared between family members. Not only do handprint keepsakes make for a thoughtful gift, but they can also be therapeutic for both the giver and receiver. As we grow older, we may find ourselves cherishing these memories even more and feeling grateful for the opportunity to have captured them. Moreover, handprint keepsakes can serve as a way to document a child’s growth and development over time. They can be used to mark milestones and serve as a beautiful record of the child’s journey.

Your loved ones and friends will find a handprint gift from a child heartwarming. Clicking on a link below will let you see all prints available for that category in my Etsy shop.

  1. Fathers: Dad, Daddy, Pop, Papa
  2. Mothers: Mom, Mommy
  3. Grandparents: we call them many different names, be it Grandpa, Papa, Pop Pop, Papi, Papa, Pop, Pops, Opa, Grandma, Mom Mom, Maw Maw, Grammy, Gaga, Gigi, Mimi, Mima, Mims, Oma, etc
  4. Pops
  5. Aunts: we call them Auntie, Titi, Tita, etc
  6. Uncles, especially the ones who love golf!
  7. Teachers
  8. Easter
  9. St. Patrick’s Day
  10. Valentine’s Day

Finger painting is a fun and creative activity for children, but it’s important to follow some safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips for using finger paints with children:

  1. Use non-toxic paints: Make sure the finger paints you are using are labeled as non-toxic and safe for children to use. Look for the AP seal on the packaging to ensure that the paint has been certified as non-toxic.
  2. Protect clothing and surfaces: Cover the work area with old newspapers or a plastic tablecloth to prevent stains and spills. Dress children in old clothes or smocks to protect their clothing.
  3. Wash hands before and after: Make sure children wash their hands before and after using finger paints to prevent the spread of germs.
  4. Supervise children: Always supervise children while they are using finger paints, even if they are older, school age kids, to ensure they are not putting them in their mouths.
  5. Do not dip your child’s hand or foot directly into the paint as it will leave streaks of uneven paint and might run once applied to card stock. Instead, use a brush or sponge to apply the paint.
  6. Use age-appropriate materials: If your children are old enough and want to have fun applying the paint to their handprint hand themselves you may need larger brushes or tools for easier grip.
  7. Store paints properly: Store finger paints in a cool, dry place and make sure the lids are tightly sealed to prevent drying out or spills.
  8. By following these simple tips, you can ensure a safe and fun finger painting experience for children.

Messy Play, in general: Why is is important?

Messy play for toddlers is an important and fun activity that offers numerous benefits. It encourages creativity, exploration, and imagination, while also promoting sensory development, fine and gross motor skills, and social interaction. Through messy play, toddlers can experiment with different textures, colors, and materials, which helps to develop their senses and cognitive abilities. It also provides a safe and engaging way for them to learn about cause and effect, problem-solving, and decision-making. In addition, messy play can help toddlers build their confidence and independence, as they are encouraged to take control of their own play and make their own choices. It also promotes social interaction and communication skills, as children learn to share, take turns, and work together with others. Overall, messy play is a fun and beneficial activity for toddlers that can help them grow and develop in a safe and engaging environment. So, don’t be afraid to let your little ones get a little messy!

Preschool Class Projects for Teachers:

Using handprint designs is a great idea for preschool teachers! Handprint art is a fun and creative way to engage children in learning activities. It can also be used as a way to decorate the classroom or create keepsakes for parents. Some popular handprint designs include animals, flowers, and holiday-themed designs. For project ideas visit my handprint craft shop

10 Ideas for preschool class art projects using finger paints

  1. Fingerpaint a giant mural on a large sheet of paper or cardboard.
  2. Create handprint animals by painting the children’s hands and then adding details with markers or paintbrushes.
  3. Make fingerprint flowers by having the children dip their fingertips in paint and then press them onto paper to create petals.
  4. Paint with ice cubes by freezing small cubes of paint and then letting the children use them to paint.
  5. Use shaving cream as a base for fingerpainting to create a unique texture.
  6. Have the children paint with their feet to create footprints and abstract designs.
  7. Create a handprint tree by having the children paint their hands brown and then pressing them onto paper to create the trunk and branches, and then adding fingerprint leaves.
  8. Paint with cotton swabs to create small, intricate designs.
  9. Use plastic wrap or cling film to create texture by placing it over the paint and then removing it to reveal a pattern.
  10. Create a fingerpaint sensory bin by filling a container with paint and letting the children explore and play with it using their hands.

Please Contact Me if you would like a customized handprint design.