Families always treasure handprint decorations! This easy relief print makes a wonderful, personalized gift for any holiday.
Here's a way to make a cherished handprint present for parents or grandparents. You'll use an easy art technique called relief printing.
Measure a square or any shape you choose on construction paper. Mark the edges with Crayola® Colored Pencils. Cut out your banner with Crayola Scissors.
Cover your art area with recycled newspaper. Paint the background of your plaque with gold Crayola Premier Tempera and Paint Brushes. Air dry.
On a foam tray, use your colored pencils to press in a holiday symbol such as a Christmas tree, dreidel, candle, or flower. If this is for a gift, choose something that interests the person to whom you will give the banner. Remember, the design will print in reverse. Cut out your printing block.
What color do you think will stand out on the gold background? Brush Crayola Washable Paint on your printing block. Stamp a pattern on your gold paper. Add paint to your stamp as needed. Air dry.
Using your hand as a stamp, paint it with a contrasting color of Crayola Washable Finger Paint. Press your palm on your banner. Print both hands if you like. Wash your hands with soap and water. Air dry your banner on a flat surface.
Punch two holes at the top of your banner. Draw ribbon or yarn through the holes and tie to form a hanger.
Punch two more holes on the bottom. Run more ribbon through these holes and tie into a bow. Be sure to write the date on the back of your banner. Next year, your hands will be bigger!
Express yourself with Illuminated Letters! Decorate your initials with delicate layers of bright watercolor details.
Honor someone special with a handcrafted monument! Explore national and local monuments for inspiration in your design.
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