This is my 200th post! I can't believe that I am slowly nearing a year of blogging - it has been an amazing ride so far, and definitely a sanity-keeper for me. All of your sweet comments put a smile on my face, and sometimes, a much-needed smile on a particularly gloomy day :) I promise a little giveaway on my 1 year blogging-birthday - less than 2 months away!
What better way to celebrate going forwards with my little blog, than to take a tiny look back... Last year, the kids and I (and even the hubs) did a little Christmas craft together that you might enjoy taking on in your own home. When I pulled it out last week, it was really special for the kids to put their hands back on their canvases and see how they've grown...
I pre-painted the thin canvases (we got them at our local dollar-store, 3 for a dollar, and they measure about 4x4inches), and then the real fun began. I had Thomas model the steps for you - and what a happy model he was, probably because I was encouraging a mess for the first time in a long time! We smeared white craft paint on his fingers and a bit of his palm, and then let him press it down on the blue-painted-canvas. Instant snowmen and snowdrift!
Then, with toothpicks and different colors of craft paint, he was able to create top-hats and scarves for his little men...
I love this picture - my boys took the crafting very seriously... ha ha. (and oh! my old laptop... I loved you 'til I spilled coffee all over your keyboard... I really didn't mean to kill you like that...)
A whole family of handprints! From left to right - Sofia's, Maia's (she was only about 8 months old - look at the tiny fingers!), Amar's, mine, and Thomas'.
Hope you enjoyed my look back! If you happen to make some finger-print art with your family for the holidays, I'd love to see it! Link it up in my comments section.