Hand-Print Christmas Art
I’ve pinned so many of these cute, hand-print Christmas art projects over the years, but never took the time to try one out! Today was the day. We gathered our supplies and rolled up our sleeves! I attempted this with a 5 month old, a 1 year old, and a 7, 9 and 11 year old. We made a hand-print Christmas tree and a wreath. This is such an easy craft to do with kids and it would make a really nice gift.
What you need
Here are the supplies you should gather up before starting this project:
- Paint in the colors of your choice. I wanted a mix of green and teal. I used a bunch of random cans and tubes of paint that I had on hand, but if you want to make your life easier – use a washable paint like this one (this set comes with a great assortment of colors): Washable Kids Paint
- Disposable plates
- Paint brushes
- Baby wipes or paper towel
- Square canvas
- Portrait canvas
- Hot glue or Elmer’s glue
What to do
Here’s what we did:
- Put small dabs of paint onto a plate (don’t use too much!)
- Roll up your kid’s sleeves and have the wipes ready to go.
- Have kids place their hands in the paint or paint it onto their hand with a paint brush
- Gently and carefully position their hand on the canvas where you want it!
Tip: If you’re working with an infant or a toddler, this is a two person job! Have one person hold one hand while you gently apply paint to the other hand and position it onto the canvas. Grab a wipe and clean their hand immediately.