Family Memento Craft

27 December 2014

Workshop Wednesday: Father's Day Hand Prints

It's the perfect time of year to commemorate the changes in a family, and to record where you're at. I think this is a perfect craft to 'update' year on year.

For this craft you will need paper - we used black, but any colour will do - a different colour paint for each hand print, a paint brush, scissors, a pen and a picture frame.

As Daddy has the biggest hand in the family, our daughter started by painting his hand white, then pressing it firmly on the paper, and I squished it down a little to transfer the paint.

Workshop Wednesday: Father's Day Hand Prints Leave it to dry for a little while, then repeat the process with the next sized hand - mine.

Again, leave it to dry, then paint the children's hands one at a time, always layering them over each other. You could start them all at the same place, or you could keep the palm of the hand at the same place. The first idea will show off the difference in hand sizes, while the second will do the same but not as accurately as the kernel - the palms - remain connected.

Once the paint has dried, write your message on the paper, with names and dates, and frame.

A fun, messy, 15-minute craft that will be treasured as the years go by.

Workshop Wednesday: Father's Day Hand Prints

TOPICS:   Crafting for Kids

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