Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Tree Hand-Crafting







































Hand printed turkeys, fingertip spiders, snowmen from feet.....I never tire of these timeless classics. They are perfect projects for the youngest kids in your crafty bunch who want to join the fun, but have little fingers that don't work as well as those of the bigger kids.

I found my inspiration for this family keepsake at Amanda's Fun Handprint Art blog, a real treasure of a site for kid-printed work. My youngest daughter, Karen, and her husband will find this matted and framed gift from their pair of six month and two year old children under the tree in a few short weeks. Despite being a little "squiggle-bug," clenching his fists in protest, I managed to get one acceptable print out of four or five from baby Ryan. Kaylee was a pro, slapping down perfection on her first try. She supplied the red ornaments for both trees from the tips of her fingers, too.



If you print siblings, start with the youngest one first and have lots of back-up paper lined up! The gold garlands and stars are cut and glued paper. They conveniently cover up a few stray blobs of green paint! Maybe next year the baby will be a little more cooperative, but I have no regrets. His sweet little hands - and those of his sister - will never be this size again!




Sissy practices perfect fingertip ornaments at grandma's weekly crafting sessions!

18 comments:

  1. great idea to do handmade postcards

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  2. Hello, what a great idea and so cute. Mommy and Daddy will love their gifts. Sissy is looking very busy at work and is adorable! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  3. Sissy is so cute, what fun you must have had!

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  4. What a sweet idea! - Susan Susie'sChristmasCottage@blogspot.com

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  5. Oh my she is just so adorable in this photo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Oh wait...this was about you and crafts? HA ! :) Joyce this is a beautiful priceless photo of a little princess...so absorbed in her work. Love it.

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  6. The craft is exceptional, and the memory will last a lifetime for those parents. But, that beautiful little girl just steals the posts. Oh my gosh but she is beautiful. You not only have a house full of grandchildren, but they are beautiful and handsome to boot. Lucky grandma. :-)

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  7. What a great idea. Stopping by via Grand Social!

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  8. That looks great! I am surprised that you were able to get such a good print from the baby. Patience and persistence do have their rewards!

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  9. You are such a wonderful Grandmother and so very crafty! But Judy is right -- Kaylee takes the show. You are so lucky to have so many cute grandchildren, even if some of them aren't very close anymore.

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  10. You are an awesome nana with a beautiful little model! She's gorgeous!

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  11. She is so beautiful. Of course you have another perfect craft! I want to be a kid at your house on Christmas.

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  12. Oh, good memories! I still have a herd of reindeer handprints on my tree with tiny little hands from my great big boys who are nearly as tall as the tree now!

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  13. What cute kids and this craft is too cute!

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  14. The little girl I babysit would love to make something like this for her parents, and my friend and her husband would love to receive it. Thanks for sharing the how-to. Pinned.

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  15. So cute!! I would love to have you share at my craft link party: http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2015/12/handmade-christmas-craft-book-review.html!

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