Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fall Crafts for Kids--Handprint Fall Tree





Sophie loves all things art, especially if it involves painting. So you can imagine how excited she was to make a handprint tree! I came across this cute little project in an old preschool activity book that my mom had (she's a teacher--her home is a Mecca for kid craft ideas).

Not only was it a fun craft to make, but it was also a great way to teach the seasons and review colors. Needless to say, it was a hit! I can't wait to display it with my other Thanksgiving decorations.


Supplies:

Brown, red and orange acrylic paint
Card stock or construction paper
Paint brushes or sponge brushes







Directions

1. Use a sponge or paint brush to apply brown paint to one hand and press firmly on paper.

2. Fill in the gaps between fingers and create the trunk using a paint brush. Let dry before making the leaves.

3. Dip fingers in red and orange paint and dot around the limbs to create the leaves.

4. Let dry for 1-2 hours before displaying.




Isn't it cute? Definitely a keeper:)




7 comments:

  1. Hey Katie! this is such a precious idea - I kind'a like it better than the turkey version! I wonder if I can get my 18 mon. old grand-baby to cooperate long enough to do this? ;-) without covering both of us with brown paint! It'll be a hoot anyway! thanks for sharing.
    JoAnn

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  2. This is super cute! I like the idea of a tree so much! Love how this turned out.

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  3. Nice idea Katie! Thanks for sharing. I can just see the excitement in the kids faces as they dip their hands in paint! Thanks too for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this idea! you have a fantastic blog and I am happy to follow you on each new post! Have an amazing day!

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  5. So cute! It will be fun to do this with each season. My kids are 12 and 14 now....miss those simple/fun projects.

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  6. This is so cool! My daughter would enjoy this! Stopping by from Live Laugh Rowe. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can :)

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  7. What a great website. Stella is going to love this activity.
    Thanks for sharing

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