Family Handprint Canvas
I love crafts with my kids handprints (and occasionally the dogs too!). I think its such a neat memory to be able to freeze their handprints in time. They grow so fast but this allows us to hold onto a piece of them.
This project we did for Father’s Day but it really could be for just about anything. Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, an anniversary – whatever! I found this project at Conneticut Working Moms.
- 11×14 canvas
- Acrylic paints (varied colors)
- Paint marker
- Paint brushes
This was a very easy project – it just takes a bit of time as you need to allow each layer to dry before proceeding on with the next.
For the first layer I painted the canvas a light green color – you can do this in any color you would like or leave the canvas white. After painting I placed the canvas out in the sun and let it dry for about twenty minutes.
The next layer required the use of hubby’s hand. I painted his hand and he made his handprint. I placed it out to dry again. Repeat this process until you have a handprint from each family member running for oldest to youngest.
After all of the handprints were completed and dried I used a paint marker to put the words on the canvas. You can write whatever you would like but I liked the message that I found with the project originally.
This summer I don’t think that I will be posting on a super regular basis. It’s really hard to find the time to write and have as much fun with the kiddos as I want. We are constantly on the go or just at home in the pool.
Friday we are headed to North Conway for a long weekend – I can’t wait. Get ready to hear about our crazy adventures that will range from meeting Thomas at a Day Out with Thomas, going up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, and visiting with some bears at Clark’s Trading Post.
So stay tuned I will have plenty to share – it may just be on the delayed plan 🙂 We are trying to enjoy every warm summer minute we can!