This sweet little plaster hand print belongs to my oldest daughter and was made when she was just in 1st grade (25 years ago). It hung on the wall for many years but is now kept safe on a bookshelf. two years later when my next two daughters were in first grade, the teachers decided the project was too involved and sadly, more plaster hand prints were not to be.
the owner of the above hand also LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book… It was read countless times in our home… I think I still have it memorized… Dum ditty, dum ditty, dum, dum, dum.
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands
What a precious memory. When I used to teach 1st grade we made handprint pillowcases with all the kids handprints. The parents loved them.
Susie Homemaker says
Oh, how special…someday she can make one of her child’s hand and hang them together…
Linda C says
This is just precious! I love the plaster hand AND the book.
We all love Dr. Suess and Hands Hands… at our house. Can't wait to read it to our grands:)
Snippety Gibbet says
It’s a shame they don’t do the handprints anymore. I think that plaster is on the list of dangerous chemicals for elementary kids now….though it is probably just the plaster dust from before mixing. ……sigh.
A lovely keepsake for you and your daughter.
aww, that pulls on the heart strings doesn’t it?!
Miss Jen says
Simply precious!!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing… I always enjoy your “show and tell Fridays” Hope you have a delightful Friday!!
Many Blessings~ Miss Jen
Good decorating–with memories! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:
Sweet hand and sweet memories!
What a sweet keepsake! I have one of those from my childhood, too:)
How precious! I have a book that I have memorized too: The Little Engine That Could. My oldest is now 21 and I think I read that bok to him almost daily. Precious memories aren’t they?
Walking on Sunshine... says
I love the handprint!! Wish so bad that I had one for both my kids!!! Enjoy your weekend!
Hootin' Anni says
Oh wonderful!!!! What a great, personal, treasure!!! Our kids’ favorite book was Lamont the Lonely Monster.
My Show n Tell is about our new Easter Lily. Stop by if you can find some time today. Happy weekend.
I love the handprint! Fortunately for me, all four of my children did handprints when they were 5 years old.
I’d like to try and make them with my grandbabies!
It was so wonderful when they use to do the hand prints. The one you have is really a nice one.
I have a plaster print of my daughter’s hand. I only hope it lasts as long as yours. TFS.
Mrs. Miles says
Visiting you from Kelli’s Show and Tell!
I think the plaster hand is not only a memory, its AMAZING – especially effective being just white and the way you’ve displayed it!
Precious & Priceless! Thanks for sharing.
That hand print is great – what a precious treasure.
Believe or not, I have my plaster hand from kindergarden….50 years ago! Your post brought back lots of memories!