Friday, May 11, 2012

Hand Print Bird Kids Craft

for Ages 18 months and up with Adult Participation and Supervision

Since Mother's Day is right in May there is no better way to celebrate than with a sprinkle of handmade Spring crafts. Hand print crafts are precious keepsakes that can be saved for years to hold onto the memories of when your kids were small.

½ sheet of cardstock per hand print
Fingerpaint, color of bird and yellow for beak
Googly eyes
Paper bag

Time Needed:
20 minutes plus 8 hours total drying time

Cut down cardstock. Don’t forget to protect clothing and furniture.

Apply the paint for the bird to child’s hand. Have him/her firmly press down on the cardstock with fingers slightly apart to resemble feathers. Set aside the hand print and let dry.

While the paint is drying cut the paper bag into small pieces and slightly crumple. I used decorative scissors for a fringed effect.

When the hand print is dry have your child glue the paper pieces down to form a nest over the thumb. Add a googly eye and beak to finish the bird. Write or have your child write a message to Mom. Be sure to let the card dry completely before gifting.

Let little children into the fun by helping them along. Painting hands with the finger paints and brushing the glue on the card so they can apply the paper bag pieces are simple ways to make this craft doable for toddlers.
This project was inspired by TheCraftNest

Melinda is half of the Mom & Dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Almost 5 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 15 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that she has used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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