Handprint Portfolio

DIY Art Portfolio for young children

Make this Handprint Portfolio with your children to keep their precious artwork and special papers in one place to be treasured this year and in years ahead. Start now and create a new one for each year. You will enjoy looking through the portfolios at year’s end and then store them away for them to share with their children in year’s to come.


Scientists have identified the oldest figurative art in the world, and it can be found in a cave in the Borneo jungle. Created more than 40,000 years ago. Source: Art Net News – Scientists Have Discovered the World’s Oldest Figurative Art

  • Construction paper in assorted colors
  • Craft knife *
  • Large folder envelope
  • Scissors
  • Tacky glue
  • 1/2″-wide ribbon

*To be used by an adult only

  1. Place hands on colored paper and trace them with pencil. Repeat with different colored papers.
  2. Cut them out and glue to envelope.
  3.  With the craft knife, cut two small openings on the top of the envelope.
  4.  Slide ribbon through slits to create closing.

It might be a good idea to add the year and grade for easy future reference.



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