With all this quarantining going on, we have been keeping busy with Easter activities. It has made times feel a little more normal around here! We did this piece of art last weekend, and I was so pleased with the outcome! Any project with hand or foot prints are a personal favorite of mine, because it will be a memory of how little our babes were, and something to keep forever! You probably have the supplies laying around, so hop to it!
- Canvas (I had some of these on hand, but paper or card stock would work just as well, and store even easier)
- Paint (We used teal and blue for backgrounds, and gray and white for the bunnies)
- Paint Brush (for details)
- White Pom (or you can use a cotton ball or paint if you need to)
- Glue to attach the Pom
As you see, we started with a fun palette of Easter Colored paint. Remi went to town, and is in a phase where he likes to blend all his colors to a nice shade of brown. If I was a nicer mom, I would probably leave it, but it wasn’t the look I was going for. Luckily for me, canvas washes off easily and we started over with one solid color. Remi chose teal and we did blue for Jameson. This way he still had ownership of the background and painted it himself (and my OCD was managed, ha!)
Next, we painted the boys feet, one at a time and carefully pressed it onto the canvas. It shouldn’t matter at this point, but the heel will be the top of the bunny, and the toes are the bottom. I centered the foot in the middle of the canvas. We got a nice print on the first try for each boy, so that was great! I did use the paint brush to fill in where some areas were patchy.
Next, I added bunny ears in gray, and added a little white in the middle of each. After those dried, I glued a pom at the bottom of each bunny. Finally, I added “Hoppy Easter” as well as the boys’ names and the year. I used my Cricut, but you could easily do this step with pain, stickers, or even leave it plain!
I displayed the finished products in the living room, and I love to see them with our Easter decor. I hope you and your littles enjoy making this keepsake as much as we did!
XO, Amanda, The Celebrating Mama