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Christmas Tree Handprints

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

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

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

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

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

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

Then make a row of 2 hand prints on top of that

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

Lastly, 1 hand print on the very top

make a Christmas tree out of hand prints

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)

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

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)

Comments

  1. What a lovely idea! Your newest follower, Karima

  2. I tried and failed to leave a comment the other day saying how awesome your christmas wreath is. I also wanted to pass on the Liebster blog award as I really enjoy your blog. You can find details of the award here http://tamingthegoblin.blogspot.com/2011/11/leibster-award.html

  3. This is an adorable idea. I’m pinning it now! Also, this would great for my new Thrifty Thursday Linky party, I’d love for you to stop by! :)http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2011/11/thrifty-thursday-linky-party-1/

    I thought I was already following you but I am following now on GFC!

  4. This is an adorable idea. I’m pinning it now! Also, this would great for my new Thrifty Thursday Linky party, I’d love for you to stop by! :)http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2011/11/thrifty-thursday-linky-party-1/

    I thought I was already following you but I am following now on GFC!

  5. What a cute ides! We will definitely add this to our 2 week countdown. I linked it to our blogs Facebook. Thanks for the idea!http://angelsandautism.blogspot.com/2011/12/weekly-wrap-up.html

  6. What a cute ides! We will definitely add this to our 2 week countdown. I linked it to our blogs Facebook. Thanks for the idea!http://angelsandautism.blogspot.com/2011/12/weekly-wrap-up.html

  7. This is super cute! LOVE it! I think we just may do this! THanks for linking up to TGIF!
    Beth =-)

  8. This is super cute! LOVE it! I think we just may do this! THanks for linking up to TGIF!
    Beth =-)

  9. I love this idea! When I saw the trees, the first thing that I thought of was the handprint wreaths that my mom makes with the kids in her class each year, so I was excited when I saw that you had a wreath at the end of the post! She always has the kids add “berries” to the wreath by dipping thier thumbs in red paint and stamping them on the wreath :)

  10. Too cute!

  11. These are so cute. I wonder if my son is old enough to help me do this…hmmm… I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/12/cure-for-common-monday-20.html

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