Friday, January 8, 2010

Snowy Handprint Tree

Since the temperature didn't get much above 10 degrees F. today, it was perfect weather for bringing a winter scene inside the house.
I found this idea at Kaboose.
We had everything needed to make this Snowy Handprint Tree:
construction paper(blue and white)
brown paint
First, cut a piece of white paper with a curvy cut. This is the snowy botton of your picture.
Glue this to the botton of the blue construction paper.

Now the fun part, make a brown handprint in the center of the blue paper.
Then use your fingers to "paint" a tree trunk to the botton of the "branches".
If you have impatient children whom are eager to get to the next step.....
they can blow-dry their paint dry.
I liked using clear school glue for the next step.
I thought the kids would use their fingers in the glue, but Luke refused to touch it, so I got out a paint brush.
First, paint the finger branches with glue and then sprinkle the glue with the salt.
This is closely related to glitter dump sprinkling--just as messy--but just as fun.
Dump the salt off the glue to reveal beautiful snowy tree branches.
Luke also made snowflakes in the blue sky.
I love Gracie's "tongue of concentration"!
I also love the pretty results of our wintery trees!
Check out more We Made It activities at Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.


Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

What an awesome art project!! I love this (and love that your kids are that impatient about getting on with it, lol!). We'll definitely be doing this. Thank you so much for sharing - Matthew is going to LOVE it! :)

BranFlakes said...

I really like this project! Too cute!

artsy_momma said...

That is fun! I did a fall one and couldn't think of a winter one- thanks! We will be doing this soon!

jennwa said...

Love that. It turned out so pretty.
We use the blow dryer a lot. The kids think i is fun.
Thanks for sharing.

Miller Moments said...

LOVE this!!! I was looking for a winter project and was tired of the same old things. Yippee, for something new. Thanks for sharing!