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Christmas in July- Christmas Tree Handprint

This just so happens to be an all time favorite Christmas present and is one of my all time favorite projects I have done with my kids.  It’s really easy and turns out just adorable!

Gather the following supplies from your craft store or craft closet:
1 piece of white paper (large) (or a canvas-which is what I used- you can get them for pretty cheap)
Green, yellow and brown paint
1 kid willing to get ooey and gooey

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

carefully paint your child’s hand with the green paint- make one row of 4 hand prints

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

Then paint your child’s hand again and make a row of 3 hand prints

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

Next you will make a row of 2 hand prints on top of that

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

Finally, 1 hand print on the very top

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

Brown paint makes a stump and the yellow to make a star on the top. (Have your child autograph the tree with the year to mark the date)

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

These make GREAT presents and they are always adored by grandparents. While making the tree I thought to myself….hmmm, what if I traced a circle really lightly in pencil and did the same thing?

make a wreath out of hand prints

All finished! Aren’t you excited? A pretty and festive wreath…I think I am going to add a real red bow on the top to complete it and wrap it up as a gift. Hope you enjoy and have fun making one too!
P.S. one great tip I learned- we got a little paint on the canvas where we didn’t really want it…I waited until it dried and it washed right off with a damp towel (we used- Crayola’s washable finger paints)

Comments

  1. I love these! I know I shouldn’t be looking forward to Christmas already but I can’t wait to do some of the fun things that I am finding during Christmas in July, including these fun handprint crafts! Thanks for the idea.

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