As an elementary teacher, I’m always noticing handprint crafts posted up around the school. When I was younger I doubt I’d have really appreciated these art projects much but now that I’m a mom I can really see their value. To the children, it’s just a fun craft, but for moms and dads, handprint crafts are like stamps in a child’s life. They’re memory keepers that preserve the tender moments of childhood. Here I am getting all sappy, but it’s not only true, it’s also important. Here are some fun and “handy” handprint (and footprint) crafts for young kids to help you capture their early years of life.