Category: Blog, Librarian Mom|September 10, 2013 10:00 am

Autumn Apple Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft

Handprint and footprints make for adorable crafts with young children. Kids love playing with the paint. Parents love the adorable keepsake that captures a little piece of time. My daughter and I are no exception. I have even started a keepsake book of the handprint and footprint crafts that she and I create together. For our fall craft, I helped her create a fun apple tree using handprints, footprints, and thumbprints and some brown, green, and red acrylic paint.

Materials

  • Brown, green, and red nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton balls

Instructions

  1. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of brown paint on the bottom of your child’s foot.
  3. Press the footprint onto the paper with the toes pointing down.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Pour some green paint on to the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of green paint on your child’s palm.
  7. Press the handprint onto the paper with the fingers pointing up and the bottom of the palm touching the heel of the footprint.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  9. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of red paint on your child’s thumb.
  11. Press the thumbprint onto the green handprint and around the bottom of the brown footprint to create apples. Reapply the red paint as needed.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.

My daughter and I love making handprint crafts together. She enjoys playing with the paint and then washing her hands. I love the little keepsake that captures the size of her prints in a festival craft. For fall, try making an autumn apple tree handprint-footprint craft with your young child. Happy autumn!

Green, Brown, and Red Paint with Paper and Cotton Balls Making a Brown Footprint

Brown Footprints on White Paper Green Handprints Above Brown Footprints

Making Red Thumbprints Red Thumbprints on the Green Handprints and Brown Footprints

Autumn Apple Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft

Image Credits

Green, Brown, and Red Paint with Paper and Cotton Balls © 2013 Heather Johnson
Making a Brown Footprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Brown Footprints on White Paper © 2013 Heather Johnson
Green Handprints Above Brown Footprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Making Red Thumbprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Red Thumbprints on the Green Handprints and Brown Footprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Autumn Apple Tree Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson


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