If I did crafty projects more often I would A.) get faster, B.) be more realistic about how long the craft would take, or C.) both. Since the crafting bug only hits a few times per year, I guess I’ll continue to enjoy the process even though it is always longer and messier than I expected.
This time I thought the time and mess was worth it though. I loved getting to paint my children’s little hands or feet (though it made me realize just how fast they are growing. It’s crazy how the time flies!)
This Christmasy project would make a fun and simply DIY present for grandparents or great-grandparents.
Christmas Handprint Art
Supplies you’ll need:
- Finger paints
- Hole punch
- Little hands or feet
Christmas Handprint Art Instructions
- Cut chipboard into 5×7 pieces. This is totally the hardest part. I made a line with a ruler then carefully cut along it with a sharp knife. Once it was in smaller pieces, I was able to trim it up in my paper cutter.
- Let your kids choose what design they want to make.
- Paint their hand (or foot) and press onto the chipboard. This is totally the funnest part!
- Add eyes, noses, hats, or other touches.
- Hole punch the corners of the chipboard
- Run ribbon through the holes.
- Sign and enjoy!
Do you do crafts very often? (Have you EVER done one that took less time than you expected?)