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Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards


Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards - Keepsakes

Now the festive season is upon us you have no doubt started thinking about different festive crafts and activities you can enjoy with the children.

I am not ashamed to admit that my tree has already been up for a few weeks now. There are only so many years where the children are young and we love Christmas so much here that I love to be prepared ready to enjoy the lead up to Christmas with the children.

James was off work so I though why not? I enjoyed the spring clean while the children were at school. Got everything prepared so they could dress the tree on their return. It was really successful and enjoyable for all of us. 


Hopefully if you are reading this you are in our play group on Facebook that now has over 92,000 people all over the world sharing fun activities and inspiration in their classrooms and homes.

Instagram is also a huge source of inspirational play content. I am over there every day sharing fun activities and crafts to enjoy.

A very good friend of mine has recently been sharing some great activities that she has been enjoying with her little boy and today I am over the moon to share a guest post with you from her.

Hello everybody I am Emma, mother to one and currently work in an outstanding nursery setting. Each Christmas me and my boy get the arts and crafts out and really enjoy making personalised keepsake cards for our family and friends.



Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards - Keepsakes


This year my son is taking such an interest in what he’s seeing around him and in particular is loving the Christmas trees that he has seen on his outings here and there. 

I am very organised when it comes to crafting and have already made the Christmas cards for our family and friends ready to give them out as soon as possible so they can enjoy them over the festive season.

As children grow so quickly I really like to make hand or foot print crafts with my boy at least once a year. They are lovely keepsakes that I keep safe in one place as they are lovely to look back on in years to come.



Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards - Keepsakes



This year it is all about Christmas trees! My boy has recently started trying to draw around his fingertips. Last week we were crafting together and I drew around his hand and he squealed with delight as he lifted his hand up and saw his hand on the paper. He has asked me to do this a few times since so I grabbed some green card and used this to make the template for the cards. 



Lets take a closer look at the cards:






Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards - Keepsakes


Using thick green card I made enough hand prints for 3 hand prints per card. Like many of us do - I had searched Pinterest for inspiration and really liked the ideas that were displayed with the one hand print to represent a Christmas Tree. 

As my boy is still quite small I was able to use three hand prints on one piece of card folded in half. I wanted to put my own spin on some of the ideas I had seen and I fell in love with them as they started coming together. 

There is a real fascination at the moment with glue and paint so I try to provide as many opportunities for this as possible. He really enjoys dipping his paintbrush into the PVA glue and spreading it across the paper before adding his crafty bits.


Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards - Keepsakes




My boy is very contented crafting and will happily stay crafting at the table for up to half an hour at a time. I had popped on some festive tunes and it was a lovely afternoon that we shared together creating the Christmas cards. He added the glue on the card front and finish them off by adding the star on the top.

All that is left now is to hand them out! Grand parents in particular are already looking forward to his home made card. He will be so proud handing them over to the people he loves most.

Thank you for having me on Learning and Exploring Through Play today. I hope to share with you again in the near future.



Hand Print Christmas Tree Cards - Keepsakes



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