I do solemnly swear that I will never again make Adam do another art project that involves a finished project (until he is older). It is just not as much fun!
This was another activity I have done over the years with my class – but usually making a whole class one. Making one with a toddler is a different ball game – especially as I needed at least 8 decent handprints from him – a boy who hates getting his hands dirty! Then add on top of that trying to take a photograph of it!
I only needed 2 red handprints for the holly and the rest green to represent the ivy. I cut a wide circle rim out of cardboard whilst waiting for the handprints to dry. Once each handprint was cut out I attached a small amount of double sided sellotape to each one. Then came another tricky part – getting Adam to pick the handprints up and place them the correct way up on the cardboard circle. A little bit of Mummy creative licence was needed to complete the activity.
Adam was pleased with the end product though and proudly showed it to Dad-dad when he got home.
* Green and red paint
* Double sided sellotape
Adam was 19 months old.
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