Capturing Memories – One Handprint at a Time

I found these adorable giant wood looking snowflake ornaments on sale a year ago at Michael’s and just had to have them!

Of course like most crafters I have the addiction of buying all kinds of stuff and really no plan for it. But I certainly couldn’t walk past them and not buy them! So after holding onto them for a year I finally figured out what I was going to do with them!  My babies are growing up too fast so therefore I decided I needed to forever capture their handprints.

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I have tons of acrylic paints that I use for all kinds of projects, so this is always my go to — PAINT! You can get them at Wal-Mart, Michael’s, etc. The cost is about $1 per color.
I put the paint on a paper plate. Then I painted the paint on my first child’s hand. (This way there isn’t too much gloppy paint in the print.) Then I spread out their fingers and gently placed the palm down first. Then I held it right and I slowly lowered the rest of their hand. After that’s done, I lifted their hand straight up! At first I was nervous because it just looked like a bloody hand and it was super creepy. Next I had cute Christmas chipboard letters from the sale rack the previous year. I glued the letters on using E6000, (my favorite glue!  I use it on fabric, chipboard, and even fixing toys! ) After the chipboard, I added glitter glue all along the extensions of the snowflake. Glitter glue does take a bit to dry completely, so make sure you have a safe place to have them dry for a day or so. And that’s it!!!

Super easy – Now go make one for your kids!

Music: Christmas Music Playlist

Drinks: Hot Chocolate for all…. mini-marshmallows are always a hit in our home!

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