We’re finally at an age where craft projects are fun. When I first saw this project at The Other White House, I knew I wanted to give it a try. Both of my girls were able to take part, which isn’t always the case. After this project, we have a beautiful, hand crafted painting sitting on our living room mantel.
I like to do craft projects that are short and sweet. Something that won’t take a lot of time, but fun for the kids. Emma is four and loves to paint. Her sister is eight months old. She doesn’t care what we do, as long as she can make a mess. This is the perfect project for both of them. Not only is this project easy and fun but it’s a chance to get a little messy. All you need is a canvas, some acrylic paint, foam brushes, and really cute kids!
I drew a tree stump on the canvas so we’d know where to start. I planned on having three or four rows of hand prints, topped with a smaller hand star. After you paint their little hand green, starting at the bottom, press one hand on the canvas.
Repeat going up until you have a tree shape pattern. Top your tree with an itty-bitty hand print or star shape sponge. Addie’s hand was the perfect size and shape for our tree top.
That’s it. The entire project took about ten minutes, but the outcome is amazing. We now have a perfect Christmas tree print. I love it. It makes me smile every time I look at it.