Monday, February 23, 2009

Making Mondays: His little hand

I love this - it was so quick and easy, looks gorgeous framed and is a special little Yashar keepsake. I came up with the idea when Yashar and I were drawing and I was tracing around our hands.

All you need to do is trace the little one's hand on the back of some wrapping paper (some nice fabric would also look great). Ok, this was actually a little harder than it sounds - Yashar does not keep still for more than 2 seconds!

Then cut the hand shape out and glue it on some nice textured paper (I used some thick water colour paper). I also wrote Yashar's name and the date underneath.

I put it in a plain box frame from Ikea and put it on some shelves where we keep some of Yashar's books and toys. I think it would be so nice to do one with a few hands lined up in it - either as he grows or with 'paper hands' from his cousins. Yashar is growing so quickly, it will be so good to have this record of his little hands. I hope you make this one too!

p.s. thanks for the new name!

pps. I have now moved to a new blog address: www.thelightgarden.blogspot.com
I hope you come over for a visit!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Riley is always putting his hand out to be drawn around then says "Riley's name?" Wanting me to write his name next to it. Very cute. As for Ruby - her hand shape always looks a bit suspect by the time we finish. I love the idea of doing them cut out on beautiful paper. Must gets some. Love hearing all your day to day activities. xxxx

Twasthebrilligandtheslithytoves said...

This is really cute. I've been wanting to do something like this with my son...I don't know why I didn't think of this before! :)

Keryn said...

Great idea I love that paper, I used it for my christmas present wrap last year. Gotta love Ikea!

Bevin said...

Fantastic idea.

belleandboo said...

this looks great

Amber said...

What a good idea! It really looks good :)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

This is so cute! I just featured it on my blog as I was doing a post about handprint gift ideas! This is adorable and I just love the look!