Hers looks a bit more professional, but remember we were having what may have qualified as a circus over here. Seven toddlers and three babies? We moms were outnumbered, providing some semblance of a lunch, and still managed to pull it off! I promise that if we could do it, you can do this in the comfort of your home with your sweet little angels just fine.
Here's what you need for this Easter/Spring Thumbprint Art:
* colorful cardstock
* googly eyes
1. Get out your spring-inspiring, colorful cardstock.
2. Fold the cardstock into quarters and cut.
Since we had so many projects going, we put the kids' initials on the back but you probably won't have to. Unless your kids are super-competitive or something.
4. We used fancy scallopy scissors to create a beautiful border around the circle to spice it up. Lila from "Sweet and Lovely" used a cricut to make the scalloped borders, but we definitely did not have one of those handy and scissors worked brilliantly. Lila created two circles, one slightly larger and in a different color, to create a sort of frame. Definitely worth the effort if you're not trying to juggle ten children in one craft.
5. Then there are a bunch of different options for decorations. Here's what we did, and I'm sure you could think of many more!
Use thumbprints for the flower head and then draw or paint the stems.
And to keep you in suspense no longer, here is my children's finished thumbprint art.
Em's chick is on the left, Jax's is on the right.
I just love them.
This craft was so fun and easy and the kids really enjoyed it! Each individual thumbprint project took five minutes max, and since we had the squares ready and the paint out, there really was no mess or stress.
What you can do after this is up to you. Lila from "Sweet ad Lovely" put hers on a corkboard with "Happy Easter" underneath. I think I may put mine in a frame so that they won't get ruined year after year. Another of my friends was thinking of hanging hers from a window. The possibilities are endless! I hope you take the opportunity to make these simple but really darling spring crafts and commemorate how little your little ones' thumbprints really are! And if you do, be sure to let me know!