There's Magic Out There: Christmas Tree Handprints & Lights

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Tree Handprints & Lights

We needed some Christmas cheer in this house so I looked at different Christmas crafts we could do and found these fun and easy crafts.

Christmas Tree Handprints:

Materials:
  • Green paint
  • paper that you can tape together to make a big sheet (depending on your handprint size and how many levels you want to go)
  • accessories like stickers of ornaments and gifts
  • markers/color pencils to make details and ornaments
  • Glitter for the Star and ornaments
Directions:
  1. You glue together sheets of paper (depending on the size of your munchkins tree you want to make)
  2. You color your munchkins hand green!
  3. Then pick a starting spot and start making your tree layers with handprints (put them as close to each other as you want the green to go depending on your look)
  4. You can now make the tree your own! Make a string of lights, ornaments, presents at the bottom, even a background like stockings. Ask your child to draw his family beside it or make it fun with Santa! Let your childs creativity run wild!

We hanged up munchkins Handprint tree on the door next to our Christmas Tree so its in a festive place. It makes me smile when I walk by it. You could even get a frame from Goodwill and make it into a keepsake!

We then made a simple and cute string of lights with fingerprints

Materials:
  • Paper
  • small amounts of different colors of paint
  • A pen or a marker
Directions:
  1. On your Piece of paper make a string with a pen or marker where you are going to attach the lights to. You can give it twists and turns or even tangles to make it fun and original
  2.  Then take your munchkins fingers and start making some lights in various patterns or just one color
  3. With a pen or marker attach the lights to the string with details or just leave it as is along the string.
  4. You can display them as is or get a frame from Goodwill and keep it as a keepsake. I saw one person even used it as gift wrapping paper to add a more personal touch to the gift.
Here are my munchkins string of lights (we made so many of them)
I got the idea for the Christmas tree handprints on pinterest here and the string of lights I saw here.

Hope you have fun spreading the Holiday cheer! Happy Holidays!
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30 comments:

  1. I still have this tree from when my daughters were ion kindergarden...19 yrs ago!

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  2. Hey :) I found you through the blog hop. The handprint Christmas tree is adorable!

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  3. i am your newest follower you have really good ideas

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    1. thankyou for following! Your too sweet :)

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  4. What a cute craft idea for children! I love it!

    -Sabrina
    http://thelittleowlshop.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Alvina, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I am heading over there to check it out!

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  6. Love the handprint tree! New follower stopping through from Bloggy Moms:)
    Shawna B.
    http://www.busymomibee.com

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    1. Thankyou for the follow! I am going to check yours out

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  7. What a cute craft! Love it! Thanks for following I followed back :)

    Summer x

    http://ohsummercandy.blogspot.com

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  8. This is so clever!!! I am going to do this with my grandchildren. It will be a great way to keep them busy!!! I am your newest follower from the Aloha Blog hop!! I also followed you on Twitter. Have a Simply Heavenly New Year!!!:):)

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  9. So cute! Wish I'd thought of this when my daughter was young!

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  10. Hi Alvina!
    Thanks for the follow! I hope you enjoy the posts. Guaranteed to make you laugh! Following you back on Twitter and FB.
    Happy new year!
    Katie from Dysfunction Junction

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  11. New follower from the blog hop! Love your blog & can't wait to get to know you more :) Have a great day!
    Rachel
    http://sugar-stripes.blogspot.com/

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  12. hi. i'm following the "aloha friday" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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    1. Thankyou for following! I am going to head over there

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  13. I love the string of lights! These are such fun ideas!

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    1. Thankyou! I love them because there my munchkins, anything he makes is awesome to me.

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  14. I'm stopping by from Bloggy Moms. I love these handprint crafts. My sons and I did a Halloween themed one this year where we used their feet to make white ghosts on a black background. We added a moon, a little bit of grass, and whatever else my older son wanted to add. It turned out so well. If you're in the mood for a snarky laugh, check out my comedy blog at www.trashyblog.com. Glad to have connected with you, and I'm looking forward to seeing more ideas when I follow!

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    1. I love handprint crafts too! We made the candy corn footprints and the spider handprints. Check them out: http://theresmagicoutthere.blogspot.com/2012/10/getting-in-halloween-spirit-with-crafts.html

      and Thankyou! Will be stopping by

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  15. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. Cute blog, I can't wait to read more!
    -Melanie@ meandmr.com

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    1. Thankyou so much! Going to visit you too!

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