Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hand Print Christmas Card to do with your Child

We're having a blast crafting the last few days.  Emma and I have been making Christmas gifts and cards for all the family members!  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends!  We're even thinking of doing one for the teacher :)  Its been going really well and we've been on a very good track of doing 3 per sitting! :D

I'm sharing this first one with you, its so simple and easy to do and really a lot of fun.

What you'll need:

Construction paper
Colours (brown, green, red, blue and yellow)
Brushes
Little hands

We only had red, blue and yellow colour. So we used blue and yellow to make green, and blue, yellow & red to make brown.... I didn't get the balance right with this last combination so our brown looks a bit purplish.  If you need brown, you should just mix red & green and it would turn out ok.  I skimped on yellow because we were running low and I really needed it for the green.

Take construction paper and fold in half to make a card.

Use brown colour to make the tree trunk.  Paint your child's hand green and have her stamp around on the page until you create a Christmas Tree shape.


toddler craft hand print Christmas tree painted hand
Emma LOVED doing this!
Once the tree is somewhat dried, have your child dip her finger in red paint and stamp around the tree to make red ornaments.

toddler craft hand print Christmas Tree finger print ornaments
toddler craft hand print Christmas Tree finger print ornaments
 toddler craft hand print Christmas Tree finger print ornaments

Continue doing so with as many colours as you like.  We used blue and yellow to create this beautiful Christmas card for her aunt and uncle :)

Emma really enjoyed herself, she really liked using her hands and fingers to paint.  She is so proud of her creation.  Its really hard for her to keep it a secret... (hopefully none of our family members will check out this blog before Christmas!).

** Jan 4, 2011: Just a small added update since we've made quite a few of these as Christmas gifts.  We also glued mini pompoms in addition to finger prints to the card.  Its the blue and white ones in this pic.

toddler craft hand print Christmas Tree card

toddler craft hand print Christmas Tree card



  

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21 comments:

  1. What a great project! The tree is beautiful.
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  2. That's such a great idea! My daughter loves things that involve her handprints..we made them for turkeys last month...finding you through fmbt I'd love to have you join me at undeservingrace.com!

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  3. My daughter would love this project :)

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  4. So cute! Emma did a great job! :)

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  5. She looks so happy doing this project!

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  6. I'm your newest GFC follower (My Boss is Teething)!

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  7. that is adorable! My kids are home from preschool for two weeks, we are going to make these!!!

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  8. Hi There!
    I've followed you here from the blog hop! I'm your newest follower and I love your blog! Drop by my blog and say hi! I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

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  9. Love your site! You have some really cute ideas. I found you on the blog hop. I'm now following you from http://datssocute.blogspot.com. We'll see you soon. BJ

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  10. Awesome project!

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  11. I found your blog through the SuperMom Friday link-up! Your blog is beyond adorable and I'm your newest follower! :)

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  12. Following you from Follow Friday! You can catch me at Single Mom Says... or @StagMom on twitter! :)

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  13. What a super cute tree your daughter made! I love this idea and I'll keep it in mind for my kid's Christmas break coming up starting next week. I know my little artist would enjoy this project!

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  14. I love this! We did handprint trees this year too. It's such a fun and easy craft.

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  15. Awesome.
    Grandpa has asked for homemade Christmas presents - so this will be perfect!!

    The Survival Mama

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  16. Following from Weekend Blog Hop- I have a daughter Emma, too- and I'm always looking for fun thinks to do with my kids. Thanks for the blog! Hope you'll stop by mine at
    www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

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  17. M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S ! ! !
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for all your comments, H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S to you and your Families,
    M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S to EVERYONE ! ! !

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  18. your blog is a great catalog of ideas and fun for kids !
    thanks a lot :) i will try with my kids this week end

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  19. what a cute idea...wish I would have found your blog before Christmas! New Follower here!!

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