Handprint Pencil Cup & Dada Card

Last month, our weekly play group took a trip to a local ceramics shop to paint gifts for Father's Day. We had 6 mommies and 6 little ones ranging from 7 to 14 months in age. I confess, I did have my fears (think babies grabbing and tossing ceramic pieces to the floor) but it went so well! With the help of booster seats and a couple of high chairs, we managed to safely secure the group and have fun.

I helped Dylan paint a pencil cup for Trent. Having watched a couple of his friends get their hands painted first, he was a pro at letting me apply the paint to his hand:

Then with the added assistance of one of the other mommies, we placed his hand firmly on the cup. Repeated with the other hand. Added a few brush strokes (which didn't last long as Dylan tried to eat the brush LOL). Then I painted "To Dada / Love, Dylan 2010."

The final part of our gift - I handmade a card for Trent:

Supplies: Kraft paper; American Crafts patterned papers; Bazzill red cardstock; miscellaneous navy blue cardstock; QuicKutz heart die; Making Memories letter stickers. Inspired by the May A Year in Cards class at Two Peas.

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  1. Sarah he is such a cutie!! Love what the 2 of you made!!!

  2. Aww that is so cute!! I am stealing your handprint thank you idea. :)

  3. What a fun afternoon & cute idea!

  4. What a fun thing to do. I'm sure Dada loved the gift and the card.

  5. I love handprint crafts... thanks for sharing. I have a blog dedicated to handprint art- I would love for you to checkit out :)


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