Living overseas it is hard to give grandparents something special that they will be able to cherish for a lifetime. I am always looking for ways to include my girls in making a gift for them. When my 5 year old brought home a painting she made at school for me and I saw her handprint in white on top of another color, I had a great idea. I would make a hand print painting for each grandparent of each girls hand, but I wanted the girls to be more involved. So I thought why not have them paint below the hand print.
First thing first I needed to find the canvases to paint. I lucked out and found some smaller perfectly sized canvases at a local store.
For my 1 year old I placed a dot of paint on the canvas.
I then put the whole board in front of my 1 year old and let her go to town moving it all around.
I then let this dry for a couple of hours. Next we needed to add the handprint. To do this I squirted white paint onto a paper plate and had each girl put their hand in it then transferred it to the painting. This part did involve a lot of help from mommy and daddy.
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