tip and topics for busy parents
momready.com departments

 


   

 
momready poll

What Did You Do With the Holiday Gifts You Received?

Kept Most of Them
Returned Most of Them
Will be Re-Gifting
 
See results for this poll
RECENT CPSC PRODUCT RECALLS
CLICK HERE for
complete list

 

Crafts  :   Holiday Handprint Cards
   

Looking for a cute personalized holiday card to send out this year? Enlist your child and whip up a batch of these handprint cards in an afternoon.  

We used washable finger paint for our cards, because it is thicker than most other paints and prints best.  You can buy plain card sets at most office supply or arts and crafts stores, but we just used white card stock, folded them ourselves and bought envelopes.

These festive cards also make great keepsakes, showing how your child has grown by the size of their little handprint.  Your friends and family will love them.

SUPPLIES

Paint
Paint brushes
Cards (or card stock)
Pen

INSTRUCTIONS


Coat the palm and fingers of your child's hand with paint.  Use green for the Christmas card, and Blue for the Chanukkah card.  You will need to reapply paint between cards.

Press your child's painted hand onto the card to make a print.  For the Channukah Menorah you will need to print extra fingers to complete the 8 candles on the menorah.

For the Christmas Tree use brown paint to make a trunk.  Then paint your child's fingers various colors and let them fingerprint the ornaments on the tree. You can either use a yellow fingerprint for the star or your child can paint one.

For the Chanukkah Menorah use more blue paint to make the base.  Then paint your child's fingers yellow and let them fingerprint the candle flames.


Repeat above steps for as many holiday cards as you need.  

When the cards are dry, write your greeting on the inside and mail them off.





TIP


Mix a little liquid soap in your paint for easy clean-up later.


COMMENTS (0)  Print Article  Tell a Friend

add to sk*rt  Add to del.icio.us  Digg!



 


Add to Google  

HOME : SIGN-UP : ADVERTISING : PRESS ROOM : CONTACT US

momready Recommended Links  |   Tell a Friend about momready.com

Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Return Policy

© 2005-2012 momready, LLC. All rights reserved.
Reproductions of any portion of this website only at the express permission of momready, LLC.