Handprint Baseball Father's Day Gift with Free Printable Poem

A sweet twist on a handprint Father's Day gift for baseball loving dads. Preserve your baby or toddler's handprint on a baseball for Dad. With free printable poem!

We are a big baseball family. This summer, my husband has been having so much fun teaching our boys to throw and catch (they are finally starting to get the idea!). Watching them play gave me an idea for a Father's Day present that would help him to never forget these special days.

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This craft is really easy to make, so it's a perfect choice if you need a last minute gift.


All you need is:

To make the handprint, cover your child's hand in the ink.


Then very gently place their palm on the ball. Wrap their fingers around carefully, or if they are old enough, have them grip the ball. Mine are almost 3 and they were able to do it themselves! You do need to be careful to get a clear print, so you may want to practice a couple of times before doing your actual ball.



All done! Be sure to allow plenty of time for the ink to dry completely so that it doesn't smudge.

We included this poem to go along with ours:


Click here to download a printable copy of the card for yourself. Please print for personal use only. Thank you!


Giving this as a Christmas gift? CLICK HERE for an updated version of the poem just for Christmas!

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14 comments:

  1. Oh, what a perfect gift for the sports-loving dads! Great idea!

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  2. This is so perfect for my youngest son to give to my husband! My husband was the coach/manager this year and my son bloomed in his first year doing machine pitch level. I know they are going to be watching baseball together one day reminiscing about the days that his dad coached his Little League team so this will be a wonderful memento.

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    1. Oh that is so sweet Joann! I'm glad you like it. I can't wait to give ours to my husband.

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  3. This is adorable! My husband is a huge baseball fan so I got him so tickets to our hometown team, go Royals! This would be such a sweet keepsake to include with his tickets. Thanks for the idea :)

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  4. This is such a fantastic idea! I love the poem that goes with it - awesome!

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  5. This is such a sweet idea. Something he will treasure forever. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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  6. Can you tell me where you found the glove that is holding the ball? The link takes you to a box on amazon, not a glove. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Justin! That glove is actually a collectible that we've had for years, so I'm not sure where to find it now. I did find this on Amazon which is similar if it helps! http://amzn.to/1Uls7ai

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    2. Do you have to use ink or can you use paint??

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    3. I tried it with paint and found that it flaked off really easily, so I recommend using ink.

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  7. I love this and I am using it for my two sons to give to their dad this year! Thank you so much for sharing! He has coached them both, 1 is 9 and the other is 6. They will love making this as much as he will love receiving it! Thanks again.

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    1. Yay! So glad to hear you love it - feel free to share a photo of your finished project on my Facebook wall. I'd love to see it!

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  8. I used ink as well and after a week and under a fan 24/7 the ink is not yet completely dry. Any suggestions?

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