Handprint Christmas Trees

We are celebrating Christmas at my sisters house this year and since she doesn’t have a Christmas tree the kids and I decided to make her one. new pics 892

I’ve been making handprint Christmas trees and reindeers this week with the family daycare children, so Jas, Billy and I decided to do some handprints of our own.

1 hour and 112 handprints later we had enough for a big tree.

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The tree is about 1 metre in height, which doesn’t seem too big except when you compare it to the ones I do with the children. A4 size, perfect to send off to Grandparents!

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These really are effective and I know there are many tutorials out there.

So here’s what I do-

Paint your child’s hand with green paint and stamp at least 12 handprints onto white paper. (I do six of each hand so the thumbs point out on both sides of the tree).

Leave to dry and then cut around each handprint.

Stick then all together with a glue stick in the shape of a tree, add a trunk and a star on top and that’s it.

Simple, fun and most of all MESSY! Look at that concentration.

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Reindeers

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Christmas crafting is in full swing this week with the family day care children.

We have been busy making reindeers today.

These are very easy to make and super cute to have as a keepsake.

I had a little helper too which is always good to help with little wriggly painted fingers. Here’s what we did:

We painted both little hands and stamped two red handprints out onto white paper.

Trace around the little ones foot and cut it out (You can also use a painted footprint).

Wait for everything to dry and cut around the handprints. (Older children can do this themselves).

Now you can either stick all your reindeers all together now or if you have access to a laminator pop your handprints and footprints through that and stick on the eyes and button nose later. Cut around your reindeer once more.

All done!

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Very simple and very cute.