In this blog post I will show you how we made this bird handprint card – I have included the card template below and so you can make this at home!
My youngest daughter, Amelia-Jayne needed to make a quick little thank you card for a gift today and this is what we created!
This bird handprint can be turned in to a lovely little birthday card for mum or Grandma which will be treasured for years. Don’t forget to add your little ones name and age to make a lovely keepsake.
-CLick here to download and print our nest card template or use plain A4 card
-Purple Washable Paint
-Red Washable Paint
-White Washable Paint
-Yellow Marker Pen
-Black Marker Pen
We are currently using the Crayola Washable Kids paints – we love them.
I also highly recommend Giotto pens, always super washable in my opinion the best and easiest to clean!
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First get your A4 piece of card ready or download and print our card template above, fold the template in half.
Choose two contrasting coloured paint – I let Amelia-Jayne choose and she went for red and purple.
Paint your childs hand, half in one colour and half in the other colour – I recommend starting with the lighter colour.
If using our template position the hand and so the bottom of the hand is touching the nest (the bird sat in the nest).
Once you have your print it is time to turn it into a bird!
Use your yellow marker pen to draw a beak, and the black marker pen to add an eye. We then did a white fingerprint over the black to finish the eye off.
Really simple and effective!
Remember to add your childs name and age to the card.
Perfect to give as a birthday card, mothers day card or thank you card.
Make this bird handprint card into your own by using different colour paints, printing onto coloured card (a light blue card would look lovely!) and you could use googly sticky eyes rather than a pen eye.
We also experimented with different backgrounds – see our bird in a heart with finger print flowers below!
If you love your bird handprint card why not get a matching ceramic coaster or mug – perfect for grandparents birthday gifts! Simply scan or take a photograph of the artwork and we will print it on to your mug or coaster!
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In todays Blog post we have a Fathers Day painting actitity.
Both of my children (nearly 4 and nearly 9!) loved playing with the paints and creating patterns and then my eldest enjoyed creating her own bubble writting, though she did need some help.
I will say my very tired and tetchy youngest had hands everywhere and ended up COVERED in paint! So if you don’t like mess this is probably an activity best avoided, I was relieved we decided to do it outside!
This painting activity looks fantastic printed on our Ceramic Doodles mugs and keyrings so make wonderful Fathers Day gifts. You could also turn this activity into a Fathers Day card at home!
Gather your paint, paper and clean up materials together.
We decided to do this outside to contain the mess!
Trail the paint onto your paper, use as many or few colours as you would like. My girls both enjoyed choosing what colours they would use and in what order, Amelia-Jayne originally only wanted to use yellow and green, but once she got going she wanted to add more colours!
We found it was best not to use to much paint, as to much squished out the edges of the paper. However the children found it hard to control how much paint came out of the paint bottles at once, so we always ended up with to much!
Next fold the paper in half, or place another piece of paper on top. Squish the paper together and then rub the paint around to marble it together.
The kids really enjoyed rubbing the paper with their fingers and seeing the paint beneath moving.
We tried moving the paint arround in different way, stroking it in different directions and swirling it in circular motions.
Thicker paper would be better to use – our thin paper nearly fell apart!
Unfold the paper (or lift the top sheet off) to reveal your paint effect.
My children were very, very excited to see what textures and patterns they had created!
My youngest had fingers everywhere and ended up finger painting in the wet paint, which all added to the effect! But also created lots and lots of painty mess!
Leave the paint to dry – we hung ours on the washing line!
Fold the paper back in half.
In bubble writing write Dad or Daddy (or any name you choose).
Make sure that each letter touches the next, and the fold of the paper.
My oldest daughter at 8 rising 9 did here own bubble writing, though needed to be reminded to keep the letters touching.
Next we cut the spaces between the letters to leave the word.
To make sure Chloe did not cut the wrong area we marked off the areas she had to cut, after the first letter she got the hang of it and I finished making tea while she cut her letters out!
She loved opening the little bits of paper to see what shapes would be revealed, and then arranging the shapes to make mini pictures!
Now you have your word and the same in mirror image.
Both children enjoyed playing with the left over bits of paper. Chloe, my oldest daughter made her own collage out of the shapes.
You can now go on to create a piece of art for Fathers Day or a Fathers Day card.
You could also send us a photo or scan of your Dad art work and we can print it on to a mug and coaster making a lovely Fathers Day gift.
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Magical Unicorn handprint art is a lovely activity for 3 year olds! Create a multicoloured unicorn hand print to add to your handprint animals collection!
On a side note this activity had an added benefit of encouraging our daughter to eat her veg! Amelia-Jayne has been keen to eat unicorn broccoli tails and carrot unicorn horns ever since we did our handprints so if you have a fussy eater it is well worth a try!
Using our Crayola Washable Kids Paint, Amelia-Jayne chose her favourite colours and we painted her hands in strips of colour.
She choose green for the palm of her hand, followed by blue (her most favourite colour!) and finaly purple for the fingers / unicorn legs!
To make the unicorn horn I cut a carrot into a horn like shape. We then painted the carrot in the same way we hand painted the hand!
Next we both placed the unicorn horn on its head, this was very much lead by me otherwise we would have ended up with a horn on the back of the unicorns back, if we were lucky!
To make the unicorns tail I decided broccoli would be a fun tail like stamp to use!
We painted the broccoli and in our 3 colours and then stamped it to create our unicorn tail!
Amelia-Jayne loves my stash of googly eyes and so really enjoyed choosing her favourite eyes for her unicorn!
We then used felt tip pen to make unicorn hooves!
We enjoyed creating our unicorn handprint art and hope you enjoy creating your unicorn print.
We would love to see your prints, tag us in your pictures on facebook and instagram, use hashtag #ceramicdoodles.
We will be printing some of our unicorn handprints on coasters with her name and year as great keepsake gifts for Grandparents.
If you would like your unicorn handprint printed onto a ceramic coaster like us, click this link to take you to the shop, then simply send us your unicorn art by email or post it to us and we will print your art onto your coaster and send it to you!
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