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