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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

.:{SCC} - Stamped Hands Tree:.

I am excited to be here on Sumo's Sweet Stuff while she has some quality time with her adorable string bean!

Hi, I'm Michelle from...

I love to share creative projects that can be done on a time and money budget. I also host a weekly DIY Under $5 party. I love Nutella, despise all things cherry and refuse to accept that popcorn is not a meal.

But, enough about me, let's talk holiday.

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is stamping hands with all who're near. It's something like that, right? :)

I love including the kiddos in holiday decorating. I wanted a fun Christmas art project that the family could do together. I love that this piece celebrates the season, but also celebrates our little family. In fact, you probably already have everything you need for this hand print pine tree painting.

Supplies Needed:
  • Foam brush
  • Paint-brown & dark green
  • 12x12 card stock (we used light gray with a slight shimmer)
  • Hands
1. Paint a 4 inch area from your wrist to forearm brown. Then, stamp your arm on the paper. If you want it a little thicker, stamp again. For us, my arm was the best size. Plus, the symbolism of me holding up the family is a bonus.

2. Start with the person with the biggest hands, most likely Dad. Paint his hand with a light coat of green. If you use too much it will just look like a blob. Have him stamp his hand slightly right, then slightly left aligning offsetting the second stamp so the second set fills in the gaps.

3. Paint the other family members hands from biggest to smallest and have each person do step two. We just had three people, so it went Dad, Mom, Son. Adjust how much you stamp according to the size of your family.

4. I put our art project in the black wood frame I used for this fall art project. You could use fingertips dipped in white to add snow flakes falling or in red to add ornaments to the tree. I liked ours plain. It would be really fun to make one for each member of the family and then let them decorate it.

A big thanks to Sumo for letting me drop in! Feel free to come visit over at A Little Tipsy anytime!

What a fun idea to get the whole family involved! Plus, a sentimental way to remember your family each year.

1 comment:

  1. This is a super cute idea to do with children!
    I will definitely remember this for the future. :)


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