Thursday, October 21, 2010
Kids Made This: Hand Sillouhette Window Trees
These are so easy, but I wanted to write down the instructions just in case!
We traced the kids' hands and arms onto a piece of brown construction paper- if it fit on the paper, we traced it! Needless to say, Mimi (above) got quite a bit of arm into her tree!
I helped the kids cut out the hand sillhouettes, and we used watercolor paints on coffee filters, in all sorts of autumn-ish colors. Once they were dry, I folded them into eighths and cut out leaves.
We made a simple paste of 1/2 cup of flour and a bit of water, cooked in a sauce pot until it was smooth and glossy, and used that paste to stick up our hand prints and leaves! I put the paste straight onto my leaves, but I put the paste onto the window for Mimi and let her stick the leaves into it.
Hand print idea from here
Leaf inspiration from here