Handprint Tree

Handprint Tree

This is a great personalized love tree that my daughter had fun creating, but of course she loves to do any project that includes painting. She can't wait to give it to a someone special for Valentine's Day.

Ages:
3 - 7
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. paint - brown
  2. paintbrushes
  3. construction paper - blue, pink, red
  4. scissors (or heart punch)
  5. glue
  1. I first painted my daughter's hand and arm (up to her elbow) with brown paint. She pressed her hand down on a sheet of blue construction paper to make her hand/arm print. It's always great to have baby wipes or a wet wash cloth on hand when doing hand prints for easy clean-up afterwards.

  2. While we were waiting for her hand/arm print to dry, I gave my daughter some pink and red construction paper and a heart punch and she punched out some hearts.

  3. After the hand print was completely dry, my daughter used a glue stick to smear glue on her paper. She then added her heart punch-outs onto her tree. (This is a great activity to strengthen a preschooler's fine motor skills).

  4. Ta-da! A tree that really was made with love!