Saturday, April 12, 2014

Somebunny Special


The grandkiddoes start crafting at an early age around here. That includes every glue stick snacker, crayon eater, pipe cleaner poker, and paint water drinker among us. No bunny likes being left out! 


                                                                      


Soon-to-be one year old Kaylee joined us this week to make a suitable gift for mommy and daddy. This will be her first Easter and she'll want to participate when her older cousins present their parents with hand painted Snuggle Bunny Pillows. With a little help, I managed to paint Kaylee's palm, ring and forefingers with white acrylic and press her hand onto patterned paper. She was fascinated by the process, curling her little digits and squirming about in curiosity. The framed bunny face was the best of the series, the last before she was whisked away to the sink for clean up while grandma retreated to add finishing touches.


No, this procedure won't be the easiest or "funnest" thing you'll ever do with a child of this "wiggle bug" age, but the results, I think, are worth the trouble. I was surprised at how small Kaylee's hand appeared inside a 4" x 6" matted opening. It won't be like that for long. I'm so glad I hopped to the challenge this year!

13 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is the sweetest thing. You did a great job Kaylee! (And grandma) :) I love how you include all your grandchildren, J, no matter how big or small. And these memories they will cherish forever. I have a feeling those hands will outgrow the handprints very soon, but a great way to remember how tiny they were on Easter 2014! :)

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  2. What a masterpiece! How awesome that she and her parents will have it forever to look back on -- not to mention the pictures in your head -- those will never go away. Happy Easter Everyone!

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  3. That is just the cutest idea ever. I need to do that with the grandkids to surprise Mom & Dad! xo Diana

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  4. She is such a sweetie pie! The holidays are such a fun time for crafting and for decorating with cute handmade things! Very fun idea my friend! Hugs!

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  5. This is such a cute idea, one I haven't seen before :) Thanks for sharing and may you have a lovely week! Hugs

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  6. If that is not the most precious little face ever! Oh my goodness, I could just eat her up! What an adorable project and one her mom and dad will treasure forever!!!
    Thanks for visiting my 'soon to be' office studio! I hope Baby is a good girl as well! I love that you have the same vintage Mary statue that was your mom's!! Now I bought mine years ago, but I do have a Mary that belonged to my mom as well, and it will be hung in my new office when I'm sure of the furniture arrangement. Here it is hanging in my old office:
    http://anenchantedcottage.blogspot.com/2010/03/sweet-serenity-my-growing-collection.html
    Have a beautiful week!!
    Donna

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  7. I'm so glad I stopped back just so that I could see Kaylee's beautiful face! Take a deep breath J -- you will survive Easter dinner! hugs!

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  8. oh how i wish i had "met" you way back before my kids were in their preteen and teenage years! i sooooo would've loved to do this! so i will look forward to my grandchildren, in the hopes to follow in your footsteps. Kaylee is a precious gift and is so very lucky to have you :>D

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  9. you know that has to be the most adorable picture ever...she is such a pretty little darling! :)

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  10. Okay, the bunny is great and would make a wonderful gift, but that little girl is the cutest thing I've seen since I last saw photos of your grandkids. I want to babysit if you're busy. :-)

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  11. What a great idea! I know it is hard to do any handprint crafts with babies... I tried to make a handprint ornament with my nephew when he was here (he was 9 months at the time) and although he seemed to like doing it, he kept curling up his pudgy little fingers! But if you can get a good print, it is totally worth it to be able to keep that forever.

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  12. Beautiful crafts and beautiful baby! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop.

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  13. Loving seeing pics of the kids! Love that pink necklace ;) By the way, my old linky for my Grandparent Blogger Directory is expired and will disappear so would you like to re link up? Thanks! Here's the link http://www.familyhomeandlife.com/p/grandparent-blogger-directory.html

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