Here is an idea for the month of February when creating a Handprint Calendar Keepsake.
Use firm thumbprints in color of choice. When dry, write cute words inside them.
Paint thumb brown & press firmly in a slightly angled vertical position. This make the head. Next, add a firm, horizontal brown thumbprint coming off the head. When paint dries, add legs, ears, & a collar.
Thumbprint Teddy bears:
Use a firm, vertical thumbprint to make body. Use the index finger to place a head on top. Then, use firm pinky presses to make the legs/arms. Detail when dry.