Growing up I always liked arts and crafts with my mom. It was fun and a great bonding experience. Now that I have my first little one, I like doing the same with him. When my mom comes from out of town to visit, I always try to find a craft that she and my baby can do together. I came up with this family painting craft idea because it actually shows that they did the craft together and weren’t just sitting next to each other painting their own picture. This holding hands family craft can be made with grandparents, parents, and children. Enjoy!
What You Need for Your Holding Hands Family Craft
2 Different Colors of Acrylic Paint 2 Sponge Brushes 2 Pieces of Vellum Paper, Cut the Same Size White Card Stock, with Poem Printed on It Colored Card Stock, Cut the Same Size as the Vellum Paper Glue Single-Hole Hole Punch Ribbon Decorative Flower
With each person using a sponge brush and their own separate color, paint the left hand. Firmly press the hand onto vellum paper. Lift hand straight up off of paper.
Make sure you immediately wash the child’s hand or they may be compelled to paint their face and Grandma’s. (Yep, it really happened!)
Allow the paint to dry. Once the paint is dry, make sure that the little hand fits properly over the large hand.
Cut the white card stock so it can be framed by the colored card stock. Glue the white stock to the colored stock. Let dry.
Lay the small hand print on top of the large print and lay the card stock on top of the small print. Using the hole punch, place a hole at the center top of all three layers.
Tie a ribbon through the holes and attach a flower at the top for decoration.
If you liked this fun family painting craft, then you’ll love this spring flower craft for your kids!