This upcoming Saturday, February 22nd is George Washington’s Birthday and we celebrated today by learning a little bit about our first President and crafting a Handprint Cherry Tree.
- Construction Paper (any color would do)
- Brown, green, and red paint
- Paint brushes
- Cotton balls or round cut sponges
This was a fun and easy craft to do with both girls. Kaelyn was all excited about getting her hands dirty, but if you have read any of my previous handprint crafts, Kaidence is not a big fan of getting her hands dirty 🙂
Start off by brushing brown paint on your child’s hand, fingers, and then about 6-8 inches up their wrist. Just enough so that you have a nice large tree trunk with branches. Allow to dry for a few minutes.
Once your tree trunk has dried a bit you are ready to make your leaves. Using a cut out round sponge or cotton balls, use a dabbing motion on and around your tree trunk using some green paint. This is a messy job, but it’s so much fun!! Allow to dry.
Again, once you allow the green paint to dry you can finish off with some yummy cherries. Add some cherries on your tree by dipping your Qtip into some red paint and dotting all around. Add some wording on the bottom and your little artist is ready to show off their creation!
If your little one does not like getting paint on their hands like my youngest one, just let them use a paint brush to create their tree and branches. This is a great way to let your artist show off their creative side! I absolutely love how they are both completely different and it really shows who they are as artists.
Have you taught about George Washington or any of our Presidents this month?