Name of Project
Grammy's Wall of Fame
Ages This Project is Suitable For
Approximate Time Required to Complete This Project
10 minutes per child
acrylic art paints
child's hands and feet
soap and water
Choose the wall in your house you want to use. Choose your paint colors. Brush paint onto the palm of a child's hand. Press the child's palm onto the wall, lift hand off wall. Wash child's hand with soap and water. Repeat with opposite hand. And repeat process with child's feet. You will have to get someone to hold the child while you press the child's footprint onto the wall. If the child can write, allow them to put their name under their prints along with the date the prints were made. If they are infants, you put their names and the dates under their prints. I added a decorative sign above the prints that reads: Grandchildren hold your hands for a while, your hearts forever.
Tips and Tricks
- Know that prints are not going to be perfect, but they will be very unique! Everyone loves my wall. It's in an entry hall from my carport where everyone enters my house. I plan to build a frame around the prints when our house gets repainted. Not sure if i will put glass over the prints or not, but most likely not. Even the ones that are adults now, still like to place their hands over their prints and compare to their hands now. So I would constantly be cleaning the glass! To preserve them well, you can spray a clear protectant seal over them.