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Father’s Day Handprint Tree

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Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be complicated. Looking for ideas on Pinterest this past week made me almost give up the idea of making a Father’s Day gift with my kids. Let’s face it – not everyone has the talent to make three dimensional father’s day tie cards or printables. I took the kids over to the Michael’s to see what we could figure out together when we saw a display for a Father’s Day Handprint Tree. Brilliant!

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The activity was perfect for my boys who won’t stay at the art table for more than 30 seconds, and the gift could actually be made by them! (well with a little supervision) The entire project took about a whole five minutes, so there is plenty of time to still make this for dad before Sunday.

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Supplies needed:

1 boxed canvas (big enough for your kiddos hands)
Green, brown and black paint
Paint brushes

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Directions:

There is really isn’t any. Just be creative! Let’s your kids paint their own hands (recommended to do outside).

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Then have the kiddos use their hands for the branches, and then free hand paint a trunk.

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I probably would have left out the black outline, but the it was my daughters idea…and so I love it too!

Looking for more of our crafts? Check out our large crafts section on the blog!

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