Save this for Father's Day next year!
Lorelei and I made a gift for her grandfather for Father's Day but that could easily be for a birthday, Christmas, or other gift-giving holiday. Here's what you need:
potholder or oven mitt
another adult (seriously -- do this with a partner!)
I poured some fabric paint onto a paper plate, then put Lorelei's hand in it to get it coated. With a little cajoling, my mom and I managed to get her to open her fingers wide, and then we pressed her hand onto the potholder. Once her handprint was dry, I traced my own hand around hers and put the date underneath.
On the backside, I wrote this message: for a Dad and Papa [or grandpa, etc.] who has always done just the right amount of handholding.
Super easy -- and a sweet, sentimental gift!