This is one of my all time favorite projects I have done with my kids. It just so happens to be an all time favorite Christmas present too! It’s really easy and turns out just adorably!
Here is what you will need:
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
Paint your child’s hand with the green paint- make one row of 4 hand prints
Next paint your child’s hand again and make a row of 3 hand prints
Then make a row of 2 hand prints on top of that
Lastly, 1 hand print on the very top
Use the brown paint to make 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)
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?
Ta-da! 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)