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Handprint Christmas Trees

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I really love hand print/footprint crafts with the kids even though I have getting out the paint with a 3 and a 5 year old makes me break out in a sweat (even if it is washable!).  These hand print  Christmas trees make an easy and memorable Christmas gift for anyone who loves your kids just as much as you do.

I used card stock and Crayola washable paint to make the hand prints.

The tree is the hand with fingers closed; the tree trunk is the thumb and the “ornaments” are just their fingers. I painted the stars free hand, but you could use fingers to make those, too.

Then I painted dollar store “document frames” with red craft paint.  The document frames are 8 1/2 x 11 so they fit paper well. I usually still have trim a bit of the paper down, but it’s better than an 8 x 10 picture  frame.   Remove the glass and paint. Make sure to clean the glass before you replace it as it is usually pretty dirty. I attached the ribbon using packing tape. I couldn’t think of anything else that wouldn’t damage the frame, but it doesn’t seem to be holding so I’m going to try hot glue.


Then I took glitter glue and smeared it over the frame to add a little bling for fun.

And there you have it — a super cute, super personal, super easy Christmas gift!

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  • Lisa
    December 19, 2011

    So cute!! I want to do this with my kids!

  • Cathy
    December 19, 2011

    CUTE! I love these. I’m set on Christmas gifts but may have to make these for myself and my parents now, LOL!