Savor these special times in your family with the activity below and hold on to this homemade piece of family history for years to come.
- Newspaper: to cover work table.
- Stretched Canvas: big enough to fit the size of size your family
- Brown Acryllic Paint
- Other Colors of Acryllic Paint
- Small Paintbrush
- Craft Wood Letters that spell out FAMILY
- Glue Gun and Glue
Spread newspaper over table as a protective covering.
Paint stumps for each family member. Correspond age to the height of each stump; the oldest will have the highest stump and the youngest will have the shortest.
Stamp each person’s hand down in brown acrylic paint.
Place hand on canvas above stump. Stamp down. Hold several seconds to make sure hand is imprinted properly. Wash hands.
Place fingers in colored paint and stamp fingers to create leaves around the hand branches.
Once trees are done, paint the wood letters or leave plain, and glue on frame.
Hang on wall to display your family craft!
This DIY originally appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Hello, Darling. If you didn’t get a copy and would like your own, you can purchase a copy at co-store.com/mopshop or, subscribe to get Hello, Darling in your mailbox every season.