Christmas is nearly here…according to the calendar. The weather outside is nearly 50! It feels more like March outside with all of the mud. I don’t think the animals are impressed.  I will save that for a future post. Anyway, we have been busy with family parties, hosting friends, school programs and general holiday buzz.

 

I wanted to share one quick project that the boys and I did this year.

We did a simple keepsake for our tree. I recycled a skirt that has seen lots of Christmas events. I simply used the underside of a decorated skirt. It  was a cream color.

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I had each of the boys grab their favorite color. I painted one hand of each boy. We started with Reed.

 

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They placed their hands around the skirt.

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After all four boys had put a handprint down I went over each with their name and the year.

 

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My hope is to do this every year until they are a lot older and these projects are no longer fun.

 

 

 

This is our finished product.

 

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There have been a few times I have seen the boys under the tree measuring their hands in their brother’s prints.

 

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!