So I've been working on a gallery wall above my couch for a few days. I tried out a few different arrangements and finally enlisted the help of some of my Facebook friends for advice. After rearranging the pictures yet again I realized I had room for one more 8x10 photo.
Ok, let's rewind to my MOPS meeting earlier this week. A friend of mine demo'd some kid's hand print art. So I decided that's kinda what I wanted to do to fill the open spot on my gallery wall.
(I just realized how long my intros to my crafts are. Sorry.)
Here's what I came up with! "Hoo" doesn't love a cute little owl?
Very easy, under an hour project as long as your kids are cooperative.
Tea stain some cardstock cut to whatever size you need. Just wet a tea bag and rub it all over the paper then let it dry. Or blow dry it if you're impatient.
Paint your kiddo's hand with acrylic paints.
Print the hand. (It helps to repeat "Don't move, don't move, don't move!" very loudly.)
Paint in your details.
Frame and hang.
Oh, and don't forget to date the back!
I was seriously so proud of myself that my branch and leaves actually looked like what they were supposed to be. And my owls weren't cross-eyed or anything!
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