Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Handprint Elephants

I saw a cute hand print elephant craft on pinterest, and I thought it would be fun to make.
I really figured my older girls would think it was too young and easy to make a hand print elephant, but to my surprise they had a blast.
We started by painting grass and a sky.
Then they had fun painting their own hands grey, and sticking them on the paper.
Adding little details to make it look like an elephant {an eye (just a dot from a marker) and an ear (just an oval cut out from some scrapbook paper)} was also fun for them to do on their own.
Their elephants turned out super cute, and I love all the extra touches of birds and flowers.
I saw on Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas where they made hand print zebras and giraffes, I can't wait to try that!!

We also made scrapbook letters.
I cut out each of the girls letters from cardboard boxes, and cut up some scrapbook paper into small, thin strips.
We put tacky glue on the letters, and I let the girls go to town with the strips of paper.
*Not sure why I didn't get an after photo, sorry!*
It was very interesting to see each of their different personalities come through the letters; Maddi's letter was perfectly aligned with groups of matching paper. :)  She will be my OCD child!!

We had such a fun day!
My girls are crafters at heart!!!


Susan Kane said...

What a great idea! I must try it with my grandkids! Love your blog!

TsangShay said...

What an awesome idea to keep the kids busy and very creative too.

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Good Girl Gone Green said...

I love handprint crafts. My daughter isn't old enough yet, but I am thinking of at least making a little handprint though...:)

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea! I'm going to have to try that with The Boss this week. He's suddenly all into art!

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