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Kid Hand Print Painting Project Perfect for Gift for Parents or Grandparents

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What better way to preserve your child’s art and tiny size? This craft gives you art to hang on the wall and gives a beautiful reminder of how tiny their hand was. My daughter made these for her 2 grandmas. They are going to love them. I wish I had made a 3rd so I could keep one :) I guess we will have to fix that and make another! It was so sunny yesterday so I figured lets take the table in the front yard and get to painting. To my surprise there was no paint on her, the ground….or anywhere but on the paper.?. I guess she is growing up :( but I know if we had done this inside it probably would have been a different story.

This is super easy for all ages and makes an excellent gift. I would love to see how yours turn out or hear how much fun you guys had, Enjoy!

Materials

  • Washable Paint (in case you have a little one who might get messy)
  • Paintbrushes, or fingers
  • White paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Frame
  • Tape

Directions

  1.  Set up a paint station for your kid.
  2. Let them go crazy and paint whatever they want :) let dry completely.
  3. Trace their hand on a piece of scrap paper. Then retrace on your scrapbook paper and cut out.
  4. Glue the hand on the painting.
  5. Frame and gift! Or hang on your own wall.
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Strawberry Handprint Kid Craft

Strawberry Kid Craft

My daughter made this fun craft at the library story time a few weeks ago. All the kids thought it was pretty fun and it’s a way to document their cute little hand size. Hope you and your kids have fun creating strawberries.

Materials
red & green construction paper
scissors
glue stick
black marker

Directions

  1. Cut a strawberry shape out of the red paper.
  2. Trace your child’s hand on the green paper and glue it to the top of your strawberry.
  3. Let them color with the black marker, your example can have little seed dots but your child will probably make a neat design like my daughter did :)
Strawberry Kid Craft

Supplies

Strawberry Kid Craft

My daughters strawberry!

Grandma was very excited when we visited her after the library and she got to hang this on her fridge.

Strawberry Kid Craft

Librarians Example

Candy Corn Child Craft

Candy Corn Tissue Craft

Happy Halloween Everyone! This is the time of year when everyone, including myself, looks forward to candy corn, fun size candy bars and seeing all the adorable trick or treaters costumes. What better way to spend the day of Halloween before getting all those goodies then doing a fun craft with the kids.

This is the time of year for candy corn so what better way to celebrate the holidays then with candy corn crafts. My 2 year old loved this craft she had so much fun, gluing and sticking the tissue. Hey even mom had fun, not embarrassed to say :). Next year we will probably make a few and put them on our mantel with other festive decorations.

Materials
1 wooden cone, or even a toilet paper roll, empty of course ;)
Elmer’s glue in bowl, with paintbrush
yellow, orange, white small squares of tissue

Directions

Have your little one dip their paintbrush in the glue and cover the cone. Apply the tissue in from bottom to top in yellow, orange, white pattern. Or whatever pattern your little one wants.

Candy Corn Tissue Craft
candy corn color sheet

More Candy Corn Coloring Sheets

How to Make Homemade Play-Dough

Homemade Play-Dough

I have introduced my daughter to play-dough a few times, and every time it has gone straight to her mouth. But to my surprise last week she actually played with it, pounded it, cut with cookie cutters and made fun shapes. So I knew that meant we were going home and making some. It was so easy and she really enjoyed helping me pour the ingredients into the pan.

This recipe seems to be fail proof, stays together great and isn’t too dry. This recipe will last for 6 months in an airtight container. The two secret ingredients that give it it’s great texture are cream of tarter, helps the dough stay together and next is the salt, not too much because that is what drys it out. So here you go, get to making, your kids will enjoy hours of entertainment and you will enjoy hours of a very happy little one.

Homemade Play-Dough

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Ingredients

1 C flour
1 C water
1/4 C salt
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp cream of tarter
food coloring, a few drops to reach desired color, kool-aid pack works also
sparkles, optional
pan and wooden spoon
And of course little helpers!
cookie cutters, rolling pins, plastic scissors etc… your toddler will think up all kinds of things to do.

Directions

  1. Pour all ingredients into pan and stir until everything is mixed.
  2. Once the mixture is almost clump free, heat over medium heat and keep stirring for a few minutes. It will start to clump.
  3. Don’t stop stirring, keep going until it forms one big clump.
  4. Remove from heat and knead by hand.
  5. Once cooled it’s ready to be played with. Store in airtight containers when not being used to prolong the life.

This is a great idea for a stocking stuffer or little party favors. I’m definitely doing this at my daughters next birthday.

Once you make homemade play-dough you will never buy store bought again because you will realize how easy it is and you will save lots of money.

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Purple Dough

Don’t forget all the fun you can have with cookie cutters!

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