Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hand Print Apples in a Basket

It's really beginning to feel fall-like around here. So, sticking with that theme, we made a basket of apples today!
 
Start off by painting the palm of your child's hand and printing it several times on a piece of construction paper. Add some stems and leaves.
 
Next, I cut strips of brown paper to create a basket covering the apples. Older kids could weave this, but Stella is just 2 so I just applied the glue and let her stick the strips to it. After she placed the strips on, I cut the ends off to make it look more like a basket. It's finished!

*This is what happens when you walk away from little Miss Stella and she can reach the paint...

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17 comments:

  1. This is such a cute craft! I love it when children extend the canvas they are painting on.

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  2. Such a cute idea! I think I will try this with my girls and substitute using edible finger paint since my youngest is 11 months. Thanks!

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  3. Super fun. The photo at the end will probably end up in her slideshow at her wedding!

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    1. We have lots of embarrassing photos for her in the future! ;)

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  4. Love this! My 3 year old is sitting next to me and we just decided to try this craft this afternoon. Can't wait!

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  5. I love this craft! Your little one is adorable.

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  6. I love this craft so much! I Pinned it and Stumbled it!! :D

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  7. Such a sweet way to preserve your child's handprints! I'll be featuring this on The Crafty Crow soon!

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