Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Handprint Christmas Tree Cards: Tutorial

I had planned to share something else today...but I'm not finished with the pictures, so I thought I'd share this little impromptu project of Firecracker's.  She wanted to get the paints out, so I suggested she make cards to go with the teacher gifts we're working on.  She had the idea to make these Christmas Tree Hand Print Cards.  She finished 10 cards in about 15-20 minutes.

You hardly need a tutorial to figure these out...but we had fun taking pictures so I'll post them up anyway in case they inspire anyone. :)

And there's a little announcement for anyone who makes it all the way to the end of the post.

First you brush the green paint on your hand.

Stamp it on the middle of a folded piece of cardstock.

Use your finger to fill in any gaps in your tree.

Make a thumbprint tree truck with brown paint.

Stamp a star using yellow.  We used the end of a comb stamped 3 times to make a six pointed star.

Then Firecracker dipped her pointer finger in red and white paint to make ornaments.

And that's it.

They're all ready to write a personal note to your teacher...or someone else special.

And this just so happens to by my 500th post on this little blog of mine.  I thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway...but it goes with the next post I'm planning, so check back in tomorrow for a sweet little Christmas giveaway with my 501st post.  I'm excited!!

Or if you're looking for an even easier version, you might like to check out our Thumbprint Christmas Tree cards from last year.

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  1. 500 posts!! That's so awesome. And the Christmas cards are darling. That Firecracker is one crafty gal. Lucky teachers!

  2. these are so darling I'd love you to add it to what we wore and made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  3. Fun and festive project! What a great memory you've created together! I'd love for you to share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays linky party. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

  4. I featured this today on my Christmas in July Blog Celebration!
    I have a featured button on my blog if you'd like :-)


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