My two big girls love to make crafts and I have been trying to do more with them. And so as a way to make sure that continues to happen I have decided to start a new little feature that will be posted on Mondays… hence the name “Making It Monday!” Today I’m going to be sharing the adorable hand print bunnies we made this week to add to the Easter décor on the fire place mantle. I just love how they turned out!
The supply list is super simple and you can get everything for less than $10 at your local craft store. The most expensive piece was the small 6”x6” canvas, but you could do this adorable hand print bunny on anything from construction paper to a ceramic tile – endless possibilities.
Begin by painting the background of the canvas blue. Since the blue I chose was very light I ended up going with three coats… and since I am super impatient I used a blow dryer to speed along the drying process, hehe.
Next find a small child who is willing to let you paint their hand. Anyone under a year old will most likely not be a good candidate for this project as they still like to make tight fists and that just isn’t going to work… this is the reason Willow didn’t participate in this project. Only paint the palm and four fingers with the cream paint – no thumb! If you’re familiar with Star Trek position your child’s hand in the Vulcan Salute and press down onto the canvas…. if you have no idea what I am talking about look below, hehe. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Next is the pink inner ears and nose. For the ears paint your child’s smallest finger pink and gently press down onto the ear. Repeat for the next ear. For the nose paint a small circle onto your child’s thumb and press down in the center of the palm print. Using the black paint pen add eyes, mouth, and whiskers. Let dry and display!
Be sure to add names/dates to the back so when you are old and your kiddos are all grown up you’ll remember who made each adorable little bunny. Heck, you might not even remember next Easter! Hehe.