I knew I wanted to make a tape resist craft and a print craft. These are my two favorite art activities to do with baby after all! The first craft we did was a tape resist handprint American flag.
For this project, you will need: white cardstock, masking tape, a small white square big enough to cover the top left corner of paper, red fingerpaint, and blue ink.
First, I made a rudimentary flag outline on a piece of paper. Obviously it wasn't perfect, nor was it accurate. I just wanted to get the basic concept of what it looked like. Then I cut a small square of white paper and taped that in the top left corner in order to keep that corner clear of any red paint. Then I taped it down to Kingston's high chair and poured some red fingerpaint on top. K knew what to do from here!
When he was done covering the paper, I removed the paper and set it aside to dry. After cleaning him up, I removed the white corner piece from the paper and revealed the clean white square underneath. I inked Kingston's hand with blue ink and made a handprint in the corner. It would have made more sense for accuracy if I had did a white handprint on a blue background, but this was good enough for me!
After we did this craft, I inked Kingston's little tootsies in order to make some patriotic footprint keepsakes, leaving the center of the foot without ink!
Then I stamped each one on a piece of cardstock. The result was just too adorable to handle!
I am so thrilled with how it turned out. I am so excited to have this footprint keepsake of Kingston's first 4th of July! I will be posting more on our 4th of July day on Sunday for my Magic Moments Monday post, so stay tuned.
Happy 4th of July 2013!!