Love Story 3 column

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Crafting with my Valentine

A few weeks ago, I finally got brave enough to paint with my toddler. It wasn't too bad. She actually cooperated while I needed her to (no more than 10 minutes!) and then she was rewarded by getting to play with the almost dry paint brushes and the newspaper I had laid out.

Here's what we made:

I found the inspiration for this craft on Pinterest (what did we do before that wonderful invention?). Here's the original from Handprint and Footprint Art.
Source: Handprint and Footprint Art
 I only made a few small changes from the original. I used craft paper and pink and red paints. Also, my handwriting was small enough that I had room to include Annelise's name and the year. My 2 year old's hand prints were just the right size to fit in a 5x7 frame. Older kids could make an 8x10 craft.

 And here's my little artist after her prints were made:
 I promise she's not licking the paint. She's showing her manners by (sort of) covering her mouth while coughing. Side note: this was also the first day we tried a full-on ponytail. Cute, huh?

We made prints for Daddy, both sets of grandparents, and her great grandmother.

Hope you found something fun to make with your little ones for the people they love!

Happy crafting,

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