The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Paint the palm side of a child's whatever color you desire. With a very young child, it may be easier to paint the bottom of a paper plate and press the child's palm onto the paint to coat it. Press the painted hand onto the center of a paper plate. Let the paint dry completely.
Once the paint dries, glue the ribbon around the edge of the plate if desired. Use the ribbon to add a fancy bow to the front of the plate. You can also glue a small loop made out of ribbon to the back top of the plate to use as a hanger.
To complete the hand print wall hanging gift, don't forget to include the child's name, age, and the date on the plate. If you want to add a little variety to this project, try this project using colored paper plates.