Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Tree Handprint

O' Christmas Tree

White Paper
Tempura Paint:
Green, Brown, Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Orange

Paint your child's hand with the green paint and place it on the white paper in the lower, right hand corner .

Paint your child's hand again and place it right next to the first hand print and continue to build the tree upward using one less hand print on the third level of the tree. Remember to add more paint every time you print your child's hand.

Wash off the green paint and take the index finger and the middle finger and paint them brown. Keeping your child's fingers together place them at the bottom of the tree creating a trunk.

Wash your child's hand again and give them a Q-tip to dip in the remaining colors to dot the Christmas tree, creating a lighted effect.


Renee said...

Lovely! The type of project that makes your heart melt.
A keepsake project you will treasure when they are no longer small.

Toni said...

I am going to have to do this with my grandson! Tempera paints are great to play with.