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January 6, 2014

Handprint Heart Tree Craft

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. 

To glue the hearts on, you will need a small paper plate. Pour a generous amount of school glue in the center of the plate, dip the heart into the glue (making sure that glue gets all over the bottom the heart) and then place it on your tree.  

The hearts popping off of the page on top of the handprint give such a beautiful effect. The glue will take several hours to dry.

You might also enjoy our Glittery Heart Prints Craft!

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Bekka Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous! I love it! :) And I'm always a sucker for a handprint craft!!

Shaunna Evans said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! Great idea.

Elise Ellerman said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a lovely idea. It is very sweet :) Elise @ Creative Play Central

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

I did this with my 3 year old today. I just love all your ideas! We'd love to have you link up at our Awesome Things Tuesday link up party.

--Jessica @ Preserving Life's Moments

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Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said... Best Blogger Tips

@Bekka Joy Thanks Bekka! I love handprint crafts too!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shaunna Evans Thanks Shauna! That means so much to me coming from you! :)

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said... Best Blogger Tips

@Elise Ellerman Thanks Elise!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up Rachel. We featured this project this week. Swing by and grab your "I've been featured" button! Thanks for partying with us!


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Lucia13 said... Best Blogger Tips

wow,an amazing idea and sooo easy and sooo cute,thanks for sharing

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Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello! I just wanted to let you know that your craft has been featured at a round up over on my blog! Come on by and check it out!

Sara from A Plethora of Ponderings

Sarah Noftle said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute idea!! I love that you used a handprint as the tree. And making the hearts using a stapler is a wonderful way to strengthen little hands too.