Christmas Hand Print

I had meant to get this posted a little earlier so that you would have time to do it if you want to.  But I have been so sick that I just haven’t been able to get sit at my computer for more than a couple of minutes at a time.  I feel a little better today so I’m going to post this, hoping it all makes sense (I feel like I’m in a fog right now).

Anyhoo- it doesn’t really take all that long to do, it’s just that you have to allow time for the paint to dry.  This is what Hailey made for her grandparents for a Christmas present this year (so no peeking Gramma and Nana!)

Here is what you’ll need: an old gift box, construction paper, red and white paint, something to paint with, a fine tip marker, sequence, glue and a pipe cleaner.

Paint your child’s hand white.

Press onto the paper.

Whenever we do a project that involves a hand print I always have extra paper there for Hailey to make hand prints on once I am done with her- so here she is having fun stamping her hand prints all over the paper.

From the box- cut 2 squares.  Cut the center out of one of the squares- this will be your frame.

Paint the frame.

Once the frame is dry, add some sequence or any kind of decoration you want.

Sorry for the blurriness of this picture- too much cough medicine I guess.  Anyhoo- write your poem on construction paper.  Or if you have messy handwriting like I do, just print it out.  This is the poem we are using:

This is the hand
you used to hold
when I was only
2 years old

Of course you can use any poem you want.

Put everything together.

Once I actually have enough strength, I will cut the excess off the sides and come back and post a picture of the final product.  Also- when I first thought of this, in my mind it was going to be an ornament for the Christmas tree.  Now that it’s done I see it is too big for that.  So I’m not exactly sure what it is going to be.  A magnet for the fridge?  Just a frame?  I don’t know yet.  Any ideas?

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One comment on “Christmas Hand Print

  1. Mozi Esme's Mommy on said:

    So sweet – I like the magnet idea…

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