Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Kid's Mother's Day Art Project... Hand Print Canvas

This is the Mother's Day craft my little daycare boy will be giving to his Mom this year.

I thought it turned out pretty darned sweet.  

I saw this cute idea on Pinterest, and I had to give it a try myself.  The picture shown on Pinterest was of canvas art similar to mine, but there were multiples stacked up and in a bunch of different colours in the photo.  Unfortunately, whoever pinned it didn't do it correctly, so it didn't go back to its origin.  I wanted to read up on how theirs was done and to see if it were a print or whatever, but since I couldn't follow the link back, I just had to wing it on my homemade one.

I took a 6x8 canvas and painted two coats of blue acrylic paint onto it, allowing it to dry between and after coats.

Then I literally painted white acrylic paint onto the little boy's hand (to keep the paint thickness fairly even to prevent it from looking too smudgy - I wanted to be able to see the lines and creases in his hand), then helped him place his hand print in the center of the canvas.  

I then added his name and the date with a black Sharpie marker.

Then after his hand print was dry, I added two coats of Mod Podge to seal it well, letting it dry in between coats.

The above photo is how the wet Mod Podge looks when applied, but it dries clear.

Anyways, he will be giving it to his Mom later this week.

I'm sure she'll treasure it.  ♥

I was thinking I might do another, but with his foot print and in a different background colour (perhaps in green), for Father's Day.

We'll see.  ;)

Happy creating!  :)


Amy Gehring said...

Very cute! I'm sure his mom will love it!

Bethany Rielage said...

I think I saw something like this on Becky Higgins's blog. The picture on Pinterest might have come from there. So cute!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Hi, Bethany. I took a look at Becky's blog and found the ones you were thinking of. They are not the ones I saw on Pinterest, but I see that they are done basically the same way I did mine. The ones I saw on Pinterest that inspired my project were all done in primary colours. :)


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