Snowy Handprint Tree
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 3 and up
Regular table sugar adds a glittery touch to this handprint keepsake piece of winter art.
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet light blue construction paper
- 1 sheet white copy paper
- Brown acrylic craft paint
- Glue stick
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
How to make it:
- Lay white paper sideways (landscape) and cut the paper in half using a curvy cut. Place paper across the light blue construction paper. Use the glue stick to attach it to the bottom third of the blue paper. Use scissors to trim off any excess white paper. (See image.)
- Paint child's palm and fingers with brown paint. (See image.) Have child spread out his/her fingers then press his/her palm and fingers down onto the paper. Wash off child's hand.
- Use finger to paint on a "tree trunk" under the palm print. (See image.)
- Use the glue stick to apply glue to the fingers (branches) and snow (white paper). Sprinkle all glued areas with granulated sugar. Carefully lift paper and tap off excess sugar over the sink or a piece of wax paper. (See image.)
- Use glue stick to draw dots or small circles onto the blue paper, sprinkle with sugar again and tap off excess.
- Construction paper is perfect for impromptu craft projects.
- Poster paint will work in place of acrylic craft paint.
- Be sure to wash child's hand with soap and water before continuing with the project so that the paint will come off easily.