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Family Tree of Hands

This special family tree of hands art project will win a place in everyone's heart -- hands down! Family trees are a great way to remember the names and birthdays of everyone in the family. It will be neat to see all the different hand sizes of family members in this unique family tree.

What You'll Need:
  • Large poster board
  • Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
How to Make a Family Tree of Hands:Step 1: Paint a large brown tree trunk on a poster board. Add branches on both sides, enough for every member of the family to have their own branch. You can add more at the bottom for later generations. Step 2: Trace each family members hand on different colored construction paper and cut out. Step 3: When the paint on the poster board has dried, glue the construction paper hands onto the branches, starting with the oldest members of the family at the top branches and working your way down. Step 4: Have family members sign their names and write their birth dates on their paper hands. When everyone is finished, you may want to decorate the background around the tree. Hang your family tree in the family room, and add more names as more people are born into the family.Do your kids like to find and collect rocks? Learn how to turn kids' found rocks into creative pebble art sculptures in the next section. For more fun kids' activities and art crafts, check out:

How to Make a Family Tree of Hands:Step 1: Paint a large brown tree trunk on a poster board. Add branches on both sides, enough for every member of the family to have their own branch. You can add more at the bottom for later generations. Step 2: Trace each family members hand on different colored construction paper and cut out. Step 3: When the paint on the poster board has dried, glue the construction paper hands onto the branches, starting with the oldest members of the family at the top branches and working your way down. Step 4: Have family members sign their names and write their birth dates on their paper hands. When everyone is finished, you may want to decorate the background around the tree. Hang your family tree in the family room, and add more names as more people are born into the family.Do your kids like to find and collect rocks? Learn how to turn kids' found rocks into creative pebble art sculptures in the next section. For more fun kids' activities and art crafts, check out: