Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Quick Craft -- Bunny Handprints

Emily loved making this adorable bunny handprint this afternoon, and I think Clara will want to do one when she wakes up from her nap too! It was a super quick and easy project. I'll be making color copies of them to turn them into Easter greeting cards!


To make your own, you will need blue and green construction paper, white paint, a paint brush, and a black marker. Have some baby wipes or paper towels on hand too!

I tore a piece of green paper to form the grass for the picture, and invited Emily over to glue it down on the blue background. I didn't have to twist her arm!


Next, I painted the palm of her hand with white paint. This forms the body of the bunny. Emily pressed this down firmly on the paper to make a good print.


To form the bunny's head and ears, I painted Emily's palm, first, and ring fingers with the white paint.


Press down to make a good print!


Once the paint is completely dry, with a black marker, add the bunny's eyes, nose, and mouth.


Add an outline around the entire bunny, and don't forget to sign your artwork!


Why buy greeting cards when making your own is this much fun??

34 comments:

Mommy Moment said...

What a great Easter craft! Wow you have amazing ideas!
I'd love for you to link up this craft to our Work Of Art Wednesday post today. We have 2 crafts linked up so far!

Jody

Raising a Happy Child said...

I want to see Clara's bunny too! Emily's turned out awesome, and will make a great card.

Together We Save said...

These are so cute!! I have never seen them before.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Mommy Moment -- I'll be heading over to link up, thanks!

@ Raising a Happy Child -- She is STILL sleeping! It's hard work being a crafty toddler. ;-)

Whimsical Creations said...

How cute!!

babybudgeting said...

I love your bunnycards! I have spring mural crafts over at my blog too if you would like to come see www.babybudgeting.co.uk we do one each season. Keep creative you are doing a great job!

MaryAnne said...

Very cute card!

Brimful Curiosities said...

That's one of my favorite handprint crafts. So cute!!

Joyful Learner said...

Did you ever think about putting all your wonderful ideas into a book? Seriously, you have the best ideas!!

Christy said...

Very cute! That will make a wonderful greeting card.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Awesome idea for a card - it's soooo cute.

Kathryn said...

The finished product is as adorable as it looks like it was fun in making!

Wonder Mom said...

Makes me wanna sing...

"Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hopping down the bunny trail..."

Nina said...

I love it! Will give it a go. Thx!

Lindsay said...

Love these! We might have to make some of these for the grandparents!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Very cute idea - as always!! I'll be adding this to our craft list this weekend!

Jenny said...

So cute! We made these handprint bunnies, but they didn't have bodies. I love how you made them into a card! Great idea!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ babybudgetting -- I love your mural idea for changing seasons. What a great family tradition!

@ Joyful Learner -- Now THAT would be fun! Know any good craft publishers?

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Wonder Mom -- That song has been stuck in my head ALL DAY!

@ Jennifer at The Toy Box Years -- Great, have fun!!

Marie said...

We'll be doing this cute little bunny print tomorrow. Thanks! :)

Gaby said...

Sooo Cute!!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

What a great craft! I love your ideas!

Renee said...

I just went through and read all your blog posts on the first page. You are such a fun mother! I especially loved the post it notes for a mural :D Great idea! :D

Adrienne said...

Oh Valerie, I love every post of yours. I have been ill for the past two months, and I keep wanting to type something here, but I have not had the energy.

I am able to now and I just wanted to let you know that your girls make me smile every time I see their happy faces.

You are a wonderful mother and an amazing inspiration to me. I hope that I will be able to be so much fun for my girls.

Thank you for this blog.

Ticia said...

And, bonus in the card department, it'll make the grandparents go "awwww....."
Great job as always!

Mama King said...

Cute :-)

Just Breathe said...

How simple that is. I love the face on the bunny! Hoppy Easter!

A "cheery" disposition said...

what a easy yet wonderful craft idea.

Nina said...

Yesterday we 'hand painted' our bunnies just as your blog post describes. A great success. Thx

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Adrienne -- I wish you could come over here so I could give you a great big hug! So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, and I hope you continue to feel better. Sending lots of positive energy your way!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Nina -- That's wonderful!!! :-)

marnae said...

Great idea..I think we will do this tomorrow. Might be cute to add a thumbprint tail off to the side as well..we'll have to experiment:)

jennwa said...

Adorable!!!!!

Thanks for linking!!!

Have a blessed Easter!!!

Stephanie said...

Hi! We gave it a try, with Alexandre, 5. We explained it in French on our blog: http://samuserensemble.canalblog.com/archives/2010/04/15/17565945.html for his friends. Thanks a lot for this cute idea!

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