Handprint Wreath

*This is a repost from December 2008. Featured in Sandbox Press this month!*

I was inspired by an old handprint wreath my husband made for his mom when he was 8 years old. I decided to try to make this with my 1 year-old. Feeling a bit overzealous, I had low expectations. But as you can see, it turned out quite nicely:

Handprint Wreath

I used felt so I didn’t have to hem the sides. I cut a 12 x 12 square piece of felt and trimmed after to make the wreath centered. I dipped Ethan’s hands in green paint (acrylic – just what I had around) and did my best to make a circle. I added the red dots with a paintbrush. I used a glue gun to glue on the bow and secure the top. You can use any sort of dowel for the top but I broke off the bottom of a cheap hanger. I wrapped a little bit of the top felt over the hanger and used the glue gun to close it. The extra ribbon at the top gave it a little more color and covered any inconsistencies.

It was such an easy project – the whole thing was completed between breakfast and the morning nap. After it dried, we sent it to Grandma for her holiday decorating!

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