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Leave Your Family Legacy at the Delaware Children’s Museum!

Help support the DCM by leaving a lasting mark on our future. With a donation of $250, you can permanently display your child’s name, age, and handprint on the DCM’s new “Hands of the Future” wall.

Located down a prominent and highly-trafficked hallway near the Museum’s entrance, this one-of-a-kind donation supports the DCM’s mission and ongoing operations while also creating a lasting legacy for your family at the DCM for years to come. Be part of our future with a “Hands of the Future” donation today!

The Delaware Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Admission and membership sales only cover a portion of the DCM’s annual operating expenses. The DCM relies on generous supporters like you to ensure the Museum’s ongoing success.

Send handprint and form to:

Mail: Place handprint form in a flat envelope (please do not fold!) and send to the below address.

 

Delaware Children’s Museum
ATTN: Handprints at the DCM
550 Justison St
Wilmington, DE 19801

 

E-mail: Digitally scan handprint form to a .pdf document. E-mail to info@delawarechildrensmuseum.org.

How it Works:

Any child’s handprint — from Delaware and beyond! — can be added to the DCM’s “Hands of the Future” wall with a tax-deductible donation of $250 per print. Each child’s handprint will include their name and age. Handprints will be added to the wall in stages over the next year and will be permanently displayed at the DCM.

To have your child’s handprint added to the DCM’s “Hands of the Future” wall, please contact us at (302) 442-6855 or email us at info@delawarechildrensmuseum.org.

 

Create a Handprint at the DCM:

Appointments to create your child’s handprint can be scheduled at the DCM throughout the year at your convenience.

Create a Handprint at Home:

Make a handprint at home using the below instructions, and submit via mail or in a digital format.

 

Tools Needed:

  • DCM Handprint Form (click here to download)
  • Fingerpaint (red, green, blue, and/or black may be used)
  • Two 8.5 x 11in sheets of white cardstock paper

Instructions:

  1. Print the DCM Handprint Form using 8.5 x 11in sheets of white cardstock paper. Fill out the order form section with your information and payment plan.
  2. Using blue or black ink, please legibly print the child’s full name (as it should appear on the wall) and their current age in the space provided on handprint form.
  3. Place child’s hand in finger paint, making sure their whole palm is covered. We recommend using a paintbrush to apply paint to the child’s hand to allow for even application and full coverage.
  4. Using the space indicated on the form, firmly press child’s hand/palm onto the center of the paper. Carefully lift hand off the paper once the print is in place.
  5. Set print aside to dry until it is “dry to touch”.
  6. Once dried, send the handprint and order form to the DCM via mail or in a digital format.
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Help support the DCM by leaving a lasting mark on our future. With a donation of $250, you can permanently display your child’s name, age, and handprint on the DCM’s new “Hands of the Future” wall. Located down a prominent and highly-trafficked hallway near the Museum’s entrance, this one-of-a-kind donation supports the DCM’s mission and ongoing operations while also creating a lasting legacy for your family at the DCM for years to come. Be part of our future with a “Hands of the Future” donation today!

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