Footprint Sunshine Artwork

11350441_461246710701169_924371884150022376_nThis would make a great present for a Mom or Grandma – and the feet can be made with one from each household member – hands could also be used instead of feet. Lettering can be made with stencils and transfer letters and thick watercolor or finger paints should be used for the prints.

Christmas Tree Ornament Handprint Keepsake

10565004_855078867867552_1274285936734237366_nUse favorite colored ornaments either made from plastic or glass (caution should be taken when working with children and glass ornaments). ‘Paint’ child’s hand using white (or choose a color and be bold) finger paint. Have them grab a hold of the bottom of the bulb making sure not to squeeze bulb or to move once hand has made contact with the bulb. Have the child gently remove their fingers first by pulling straight off. Then remove palm. Decorate the ‘snowmen’. You might want to spray a protective coating of polyurethane to keep the paint from peeling. You could also use glue instead of paint and just glitter the whole hand. Great keepsake and would be a perfect gift for grandparents, uncles and aunts.

Peter Rbbit Easter Cake – Without Shaped Pan

375769_547856161996415_330551927_nThis is so great – and I love how simple it is and the fact that most of us have at least a circle cake pan.

Make two same size circle cake pans and once cool freehand cut 9as shown in pattern in our picture above) just one of these cakes. This cake makes the ears and box tie and the whole cake makes the head.

Be creative and decorate to make look like a boy or girl Easter bunny – I am sure you will get more than one smile from this really cool idea!

Gloved Halloween Trick-or-Treater Hand Outs or Party Favors

 

What a great inexpensive way to create a special hand out to trick-or-treaters or to have for party favors. When buying the gloves, if you buy the gloves that are meant for medical or sterile reasons only use wrapped candies. If you want to use unwrapped candies but gloves that are meant to be used for sterile food preparations instead. Smarties for the finger work well and to top off with a spider or small decoration or even a ribbon would work. Maybe a little red dribble here and there would work out well also – Just don’t scare the wee little ones with too much gore. Halloween is already frightening for small ones as it is.

Keepsake Stone

With a grandchild on the way I find myself thinking back to my kids growing up and wish we had preserved so much more of their creations and developments then we did. The notebooks full of their art, awards, programs, school work, report cards and such are wonderful to have. But I miss their tiny little feet and hands and wish I could go back and hold them once again. I found this recipe to make a stone for impressions of a loved ones hands and feet or impressions of keepsake like keys or jewelry etc. It made me wish we had done something similar to preserve the size of our precious little ones. Tell us how this project goes if you do one…. would love to see pictures.