Making handprint art is such a special treat! I had so much fun helping my daughter make this heart tree this past weekend and I am excited to share it with you.
It all started when I made these paper hearts out of pink construction paper. I cut thin strips along the pink construction paper, ending up with 19. I put the strips together and cut off about 2 1/2" from the length of the strips so my hearts would be smaller. I connected the ends together with a staple and folded a crease to make a heart (see picture below).
To make the background for the tree, we cut a strip of green cardstock paper for grass and glued it to the bottom of a blue sheet of cardstock paper. Then I traced my daughter's hand and part of her arm on a brown sheet of cardstock paper, cut it out and glued it on the blue cardstock paper.
This step is optional, but we decided to arrange the hearts all over the tree where we wanted to glue them on.