Here’s a last minute craft we made for Father’s Day. I will admit to you we started this on Friday afternoon. I’m not sure what happened. I guess the time just got away from me this year!
I’ve had one of those dollar store mini canvases kicking around in the craft bin for a while, and I thought this Father’s Day would be a great opportunity to make some classic handprint tree art for hubs to put up by his desk at work. All you need for this Father’s Day craft project is a small blank canvas (ours was 6″ x 8″), washable non-toxic paint, white glue, and lots of buttons.
This is the first year Kay’s been old enough to participate (with help of course), and I was really happy we were able to get clear handprints from both of the girls. I was able to fit their handprints on the canvas side by side, and then I painted what are supposed to be trunks for the trees.
The girls used green paint on their fingers to make the leaves.
Once the paint was dry, Tee glued pink buttons on for the flowers. On Kay’s tree, she picked out the buttons and I glued them on for her.
On the back, we tucked in a card with this Father’s Day poem I wrote for the occasion:
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