Monday, May 13, 2013

Handprint Carrots/Footprint Flowers

We are talking about vegetable gardens this week, and today we made carrots with our handprints!
We dipped the sides of our hands in orange paint to make the carrots,

and dipped our fingertips in green paint to make the tops of the carrots.
It was a very simple project!
If they wanted to, when the paint was dry the kids could make a brown line across the carrots to show that the orange part grows in the dirt and the green park sticks out above the dirt.
And one more quick thing I wanted to show you, completely unrelated. Here is the Mother's Day project I made for my mom with my daughter's help.
It says "The only thing better than having you for a mom is my daughter having you for a grandma." It's a quote I've seen all over Pinterest. I used Elise's footprints to make the flowers and just quickly drew in stems and grass with a marker, although I wish I had used paint. It turned out very cute!


Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Awwww, it doesn't get any more cute than those little foot print flowers!! I bet your Mom loved it.

Awesome idea with the carrots too! I don't think I have ever done a vegetable garden craft. Time to get on that!! Thanks for the inspiration.

jennifer little said...

is there a template for this i love it!

Betsy said...

There is no template for the footprint flowers. I just typed it up myself, with the first part on the top of the page and the rest on the bottom. Glad you like it!

Anonymous Writer said...

What is the best way to get the words on canvas? I'm afraid if I try to paint the words I will run out of room...

PS-making this for 'Nana'- she will love it!

Betsy said...

I've never tried this method on canvas, but it works on wood so you could give it a shot: Print out the words in the size and font you want, scribble the back of the paper with a pencil, flip over the paper and position it where you want it on your canvas and trace over the letters. When you pull the paper off you should be able to see the letters you traced. Then paint over them. Here is the tutorial to the one I did with wood:
I'd love to know how it turns out!

Amy Spencer said...

What font did you use? So cute! Thank you for posting, making for my mom for mothers day.

Betsy said...

Amy, the words "mom" and "grandma" are in Monterey BT, all the other words are in Americana BT. I just played around with it until I liked it. Have fun with it!