Saw this piece and wanted to share it with you. I love the idea o putting a hand print of Dad and Mom and then of each of their children on a white background and then having it framed. This would be a great idea to hang over a baby crib or to give to parents from their children on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or for their anniversary. Would look great above a door or over a mantle for all to see. This would even be a perfect gift for two sets of parents to make for their daughter (bride) or son (groom) for a wedding present and decoration.
This was actually done on a wooden plaque that you can get at your local craft store for about $1.50. You could do this on a card stock sheet of paper for a great Mother’s Day card as well. Use watercolors (on paper) and acrylic (on wooden plaque) and brush back and forth in long strokes going off the sides with each stroke. Use a variation of your Mother’s favorite colors. When done use water based poster paint (used the color white here) and make an impression of hand and feet then finish it off with an ‘L’ and an ‘E’. Something more than just a store bought card that Mom or a Grandma would love to cherish for years to come. I think the same design with blue’s in the background would also work for a card for Father’s Day – I know I would be happy to receive it.
Planning For Trick-or-Treating
1 Choose costumes for your child that fit properly. Kids can easily trip and injure themselves if the costume drags on the ground.
2 Make sure all costumes are made of fire-retardant material.
3 Apply makeup instead of having the child wear a mask. If she insists on wearing a mask, make sure there are sufficient air holes around the nose/mouth and large openings for the eyes.
4 Look for a costume with reflective pieces on them, especially on the back. You can also apply reflective tape to the costume yourself.
5 Arm your child with a flashlight and cell phone, so she can easily be spotted and reached.
6 Plan ahead and discuss with your child which routes you will take and where to meet if you get separated.
While You Are Trick-or-Treating
1 Make sure children, generally under 12 years old, are accompanied by an adult at all times.
2 Remind kids of importance of walking instead of running. Don’t allow kids to cut through yards or alleyways.
3 Teach children to only go to houses with a porch light shining and to never enter a stranger’s house under any circumstance.
4 Make certain kids know to walk on the left side of the road, facing oncoming traffic when sidewalks are not available.
5 Check all candy for possible tampering when you return home. Check for open wrappers and seals broken and discard these!
!!!!!HAPPY SAFE HALLOWEEN!!!!!