Looking for a fun, easy, and inexpensive DIY project to do over Spring Break? How about this Shamrock Handprint Art? Pick up a few canvases at your local craft store and put the kiddos to work! This will make a nice addition to the playroom wall or as a gift to grandma & grandpa.
- 10×10 Stretched Canvas (many craft stores have multi-packs)
- Washable Green Paint (I used Tempura)
- Sponge or wide paintbrush
- Paper to practice
- Wet Towel or baby wipes
- Lay out supplies.
- Make sure the kids have clean, dry hands. (sometimes easier said than done!)
- Pour paint on a paper plate.
- Paint the palm of child’s hand (one at a time!) with the sponge or paintbrush.
- TEST: Have her/him press the hand, in one motion on your test paper.
- Lift the hand off, going straight up.
- Repeat with the other hand(s) making four handprints in all.
- Once you are confident everyone knows what they are doing, follow the steps again but this time on the canvas. 🙂
- Paint a “stem” coming from the bottom of the shamrock.
Let dry completely then add names and ages of your kids. You can even add a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” with the year on top.
The design is up to you – you can have each child do their own canvas, have each of 4 children add one handprint, or a combination. My baby wouldn’t sit still so I just used his thumbprints to make a baby shamrock. 🙂
If you make this, I’d love to see your finished art. Post it on Instagram and tag me, @jennbare!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
XO – Jenn