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    Christmas Tree Handprint-Fingerprint Craft

    Christmas Tree Handprint-Fingerprint Craft

    Now that my daughter is two years old, she really loves making handprint crafts with me. When she sees me bring out the craft supplies, she becomes incredibly excited about our most recent project. As a mother, I also love making crafts with her, especially handprint crafts that lock a small piece of her in time. If you are looking for a fun craft to make with your child this holiday season, try my Christmas tree handprint-footprint craft.

    Materials

    • Green, brown, and red nontoxic paint
    • Blank paper
    • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
    • Cotton ball
    • Paintbrush

    Instructions

    1. Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
    2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of green paint on your child’s palm.
    3. Press six green handprints onto the sheet of paper in the shape of a pyramid with three handprints on the bottom, two in the middle, and one on top. Reapply the green paint as necessary.
    4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    5. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
    6. Use a paintbrush to paint the brown tree stem on directly below the row of three handprints.
    7. Allow the green and red paint to dry thoroughly.
    8. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
    9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thing layer of red paint on your child’s fingertip.
    10. Allow your child to decorate the three with red fingerprint ornaments. Reapply the red paint as necessary.
    11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.

    Throughout the year, my daughter and I enjoy making handprint crafts for each holiday. For our Christmas craft this year, she and I made a Christmas tree using handprints and fingerprints. Merry Christmas!

    Red, Brown, Green, and White Acrylic Paint Green Paint on Toddler Hand

    First Row of Green Handprints Second Row of Green Handprints

    Third Row of Green Handprints Painting the Brown Tree Trunk

    Red Paint on Toddler Finger Adding Red Fingerprints to the Tree

    Finishing the Christmas Tree Handprint Craft Christmas Tree Handprint-Fingerprint Craft

    For more fun holiday crafts, try my M Is for Mistletoe Footprint Craft, Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft, and Three Wise Men Handprint-Fingerprint Craft.

    Image Credits

    Christmas Tree Handprint-Fingerprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Red, Brown, Green, and White Acrylic Paint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Green Paint on Toddler Hand © 2013 Heather Johnson
    First Row of Green Handprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Second Row of Green Handprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Third Row of Green Handprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Painting the Brown Tree Trunk © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Red Paint on Toddler Finger © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Adding Red Fingerprints to the Tree © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Finishing the Christmas Tree Handprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Christmas Tree Handprint-Fingerprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson

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