Handprint Wreath and Angel Valentines Gifts
by Mary Ruthven
(Palm Coast, FL.)
Handprint Wreath Valentine's Gift
For this Valentines Day, my grandchildren and I decided that a gift using their hand and foot prints would be a fun idea. For my one grandson, we made an angel. For the group of 4 grandchildren, we had to come up with something that would require a lot of prints so we made a wreath.
Who did you make it for?
My grandchildren and I often craft together to make little "I love you" gifts for them to give to their parents.
What materials did you use?
Fun foam sheets,white glue or double back tape and lots of fun and giggles!
How did you make it?
For both projects, we traced their hands and feet. On the Angel, I also cut his footprint from cardboard for a stiff backing because I glued a magnet to the back so parents could display it on the fridge. We attached the hands to the back of the foot using double back tape. It works well on foam and saves a lot of time. I cut his face from a photo and attached it to the heel of the foot. I also printed out a poem about angels with his parents picture on the card and attached it to the footprint.
For the wreath, we cut a ring from cardboard and then started attaching handprints, largest going first. Once we had the wreath full, we stuck on pre-cut foam valentine stickers. I glued a loop from ribbon on the back of the cardboard so they can hang it. I also attached a card with the angel poem on this project.
These were easy and very inexpensive projects with adorable results. The children were full of pride to see their finished gifts and we had cookies and milk to celebrate!
Anything else you'd like to share about your project?
Fun Foam is a great item to work with. The possibilities are endless. You can use any white glue (I use Aleenes Tacky Glue) but I like double backtape even more. It sticks well to the foam. Fun foam cuts like paper and you can punch holes or even sew it. It comes in every color and it's inexpensive. It's a great medium for children to work with. Try it...you'll feel like a kid again!
Check out more of Mary's craft ideas on her website www.craftingtales.com.
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