Family hand print Christmas tree canvass

My friend Cass at Frugal Family made a hand print Christmas Tree a couple of years ago, which I have admired each year, but the thought of cutting out all those hand prints really put me off because I am far too lazy.  So I put my thinking cap on and when I was in the bargain store the other day I saw an A2 sized canvass for less that £3 and had an epiphany and the above is what was made.

I used things that I had in, so tempura paint in green and then added a little blue to darken it.  Paper plates to hold the paint and decided that we would all get involved, even MadDad.

We had a great time making it and started with the largest hands at the bottom and then did each line with smaller ones.  Even the star at the top is the boys fingers.  Once the tree was dry we added a fingerprint garland and I used brown paint to add the date as the trunk of the tree.

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Purplemum | 12.14.12

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Purplemum | 12.14.12

Sorry, pressed the wrong button. Anyhoo this is lovely, and just about as crafty as I am willing to get. Will be doing one of those this year I think.

HonestMum | 12.14.12

How fab!

What a great idea!

Absolutely adorable! *Wonders if it’s too late this year…*

Emma Smith | 12.14.12

I love crafts that the whole family can be involved with. This is a lovely idea.

Gillian | 12.14.12

Jen, I love this. What fun, and what a lovely thing to treasure in years to come.

Coombemill | 12.14.12

I love the fact that anyone can reproduce this, it is clear what it is and you don’t need to be good at drawing, perfect for my kids – thanks!

[…] The cards are just as easy to make, the first one’s were Christmas trees made from Master Frugal’s hand prints (for a much larger family version – have a look at Jen’s post here)…. […]

iGameMom | 12.14.12

Love this for how easy it is.

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