Love hand-print painting <3

This is my favorite art project from 2014 we did. (I only have this one picture of it.) We did this as a family project since Sophia was only about a year and a half old at the time. So having an extra person helping definitely keeps the mess contained better.

Love hand print painting!
Love hand print painting!

What you will need:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Water color paper
  • Paint brushes
  • Painters tape
  • Razor knife
  • A cup with water for setting dirty paint brushes in
  • Wet wipes (for easy clean up)

Tape the word you want on to the paper. Trim it with the razor knife to your liking. Paint your little one’s hand and have them place it over the paper. Repeat in as many colors as you like.

TIP: You want to make sure all the edges of the tape have some paint or it wont show up. (You can see the top corner of the L disappear).

Hand & Foot Print Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

What you will need:

 

Pressed leaves
Pressed leaves

To press leaves:

I placed the leaves in between pages of a drawing pad (any heavy book will do) and placed a weight on top. Let sit for a day or two and they will dry flat and be ready to use.

TIP: You could use a piece of felt instead of a leaf

Painting the bottom of the foot
Painting the bottom of the foot

To make the Rudolph’s head. Paint the bottom of you little ones foot and press carefully on to the white card stock paper.

TIP: Use wet wipes to clean the paint off the bottom of foot and hand.

Pressing foot carefully to card stock
Pressing foot carefully to card stock

Tip: If you do it in the bath tub the cleanup is so much easier.

Painting hand
Painting hand

Paint the hand and press carefully on to the white card stock paper slightly over lapping the foot print.

Placing the the handprint antler on the top of the head
Placing the the handprint antler on the top of the “head”

Allow the paint to dry.

Start with gluing  the button nose
Start with gluing the button nose

Start with the gorilla glue and add it generously to where the button nose will go and put the button in place.

Next glue the googlie eye
Next glue the googlie eye

Next put gorilla glue to where you want the googlie eye to go and place the eye

Lastly glue the ear on
Lastly glue the ear on

Place a generous amount of Elmers glue to where you want the leaf (ear) to go, and place the leaf.

Allow the glue to dry before hanging up on the fridge 🙂

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer