Thursday, February 26, 2009

Family Handprints

Materials: All your family members, a photo of each of you, paint, white construction paper or cardstock (or any color you'd like as long as the hand print will show up), sharpie or pen

Activity: Create a hand print of each of your family members. Once dry glue the photo fo the family member in the center of their palm and write "mommy's handprint" at the bottom (or whoever the hand print belongs t0). I laminated them for durability and put a hole punch at the top of each. I then put them on a binder ring, so Elliot could have them to look at whenever he wants. Another idea is to line them up the way I have in the photo and hole bunch the top and bottom. Connect the pieces with yarn or ribbon and hang. :) This is a fun project because the entire family gets involved!!

Lamination: I use a Scotch Thermal Laminator for laminating my projects. I bought it at Walmart for under $25 and the lamination sheets come in packs of 20- 5x7 sheet for $5 and 8.5x11 for $7. I just wanted to let everyone know about this product because I find it extremely helpful and use it on many projects. It's really useful in book making, flashcard making and making games for your kids. (The laminating sheets also come in smaller sizes like 4x6, and business card size, but I'm unsure of the cost of those sizes because I usually stick to the above mentioned sizes.)


Liam and Lauren's mom said...

Andrea, that's so cute, i have to do that with Liam. I was wondering about the lamination, thanks for that.

~Bobbi~ said...

Your projects are super cute! I was wondering about the lamination. I go and get it done or use contact paper. Can you possibly send me a link to what it looks like? I tried looking for it on Walmarts website, but can't seem to find it.