Every year we give my In laws an easter gift or card from the boys – it is never anything impressive or bought, but just homemade and from the heart but this year we never got around to doing it. I thought about how cute these little cards were that we made a year or so ago and it occurred to be that they aren’t just for Easter, these little cards could be an ideal craft for spring, no matter when.
I love to do is use handprints and footprints to make little gifts and cards, after all those little feet will grow so quickly and I will miss them so very much, I want to have lots of things to remember just how tiny they were. How cute are these little bunny handprints and footprint chicks?
To make a little card you need –
- White and pink paint for a bunny
- Yellow and orange paint for a chick
- A4 sheet of Coloured card – think spring!
- Goggly eyes
- Black felt tip
- Glue stick
Take your card and fold it in half – this will give you a line so you won’t have half of your bunny or chick on the wrong side! Place the folded card on the floor and get your little one to put their hand (bunny) or foot (chick) in the appropriate paint (white for a bunny or yellow for a chick) or if you want to minimise the mess you can paint your child’s hand or foot and then get them to stand or push their hand onto the card. Wipe off their hands and feet and use the contrasting paint (pink for a bunny or orange for a chick) to add inner ears to the bunny and wings to the chick.
Once we get round to this time of year the sun is beginning to shine and the weather is drying up, so I will usually do any painting outside in our painting clothes (I don’t use bibs – we have designated painting clothes, easier to pop in the washing machine and a good way to ensure that nice clothes don’t get spoiled if the bib is ripped or pulled) so mess is no problem for me and the kids will usually have a play while we leave the paintings or crafts to dry in the sunshine and fresh air.
Once the paintings are dry add the definition to the animals with a black felt tip pen – I have to say I do this part myself, if I give the felt tip to the boys they will just draw over the picture and doodle, and although there is nothing wrong with that, I want the picture to look like something! Let the kids stick the goggly eyes on – 1 for the chick, 2 for the bunny – leave to set and then fill in with whatever message you want!
This is so easy to do, have a go at making a hand print bunny!