- Large Piece of Paper
- Construction Paper
Cut 10 hand prints out of green paper. Put a dab of glue towards the top of the palm edge of 4 of the hand prints. Glue these side-by-side towards the bottom edge of the paper with the fingers pointing down. They can overlap a bit. This the the bottom row of tree branches.
For the next row, put a dab of glue on the top of the palm edge of 3 hand prints. Glue these just above the 4 hand prints. Make they hang over the bottom row of hand prints so the finger tips of the second row barely hit the other hand prints where the finger joins the palm.
Continue the same way up the tree. The next row will have 2 hand prints and the final row will use one hand print. Once the glue is dry, you can use a pencil and wrap each finger tip around the pencil just a bit so they all curve upwards. Use colorful scraps of construction paper to cut out decorations for your tree and glue them on. Don't forget a big star on top!
You can also watch a video about how to make a handprint Christmas tree craft.
Hand Tree Idea Shared by Maggie: Maggie used this concept to make a quilted fabric wall hanging. She traced each family member's hands on fabric, backed them with fusible webbing, and arranged them in a shape of a tree on a background piece of fabric. She used a different green fabric for each family member and spread them out on the finished project to give it a 'scrappy' look.