Handprint Baseball Father's Day Gift with Free Printable Poem

Make a handprint baseball for Father's Day or a baby keepsake!

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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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!

Handprint Baseball Keepsake Craft

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 - just click the button below to download it for free!


Want to add a little something to this gift? Pair it with one of these awesome children's books about dads!

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

Love this idea? Find more DIY baseball gifts here for all occasions!

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