Monday, November 24, 2014

GIVE THANKS | Thanksgiving Handprint Craft

As room mom at my daughter's school and with three other children busy with crafting, 
I try to be purposeful with classroom crafts. 
I wanted something that would be lovely as a keepsake year after year
that was not only sweet for her age, but also elegant! 
Can't go wrong with a handprint keepsake for Thanksgiving, 
especially when she's still my baby at age 6! 

I gave the kids both colors of metallic acrylic paint to thinly cover a 5x7 canvas.
The kids chose a color of tempera paint for their handprint. 
They chose their feathers and glued them on.

My sweet girl used the black sharpie marker to write GIVE THANKS in cursive (because that's how she rolls now that she's a big kid) and also to draw the legs, beak and eye on the turkey.

Then I sprayed a few coats of matte spray on the project to seal it and keep the feathers in tact.
The canvas is thin enough to be framed or attached to ribbon and hung on the wall!

Bought the supplies at Michael's:
Package of 5 canvases, feathers, Glorious Gold & Rich Espresso acrylic paint, mini easel, matte spray.

Supplies from WalMart:
Tempera paint in red, brown, yellow. (Red handprint is shown)

Supplies from Costco:
Huge spool of wired ribbon in autumnal orange and gold glitter.