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We are excited to take part in the “Cape Discovery” summer crafting challenges from Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft Stores. They have over 70 projects you can look through (HERE) to be inspired to create something amazing with the kids this summer. I was asked to pick one project to share with you and give you my thought on the project in return for a few craft supplies(purchased with a gift card they sent). This crafty mommy is not going to turn down craft supplies. However, I will share with you how I truly felt about the craft. I must say once I started looking through the project ideas I had a hard time picking only one! There are a lot of great craft ideas there for you and the kids to look through.
Since I have a 4yr and 2yr that I craft with right now I chose something fun and simple. I went with the Handprint Parrot.
I followed the directions HERE.
What you need: ( jo-anns carries all the supplies needed)
green, red, yellow construction paper
foam paint brush
and a willing little kids hand;-)
What we did:
I took big brother and painted his hand with red paint. We made a handprint pointing down. We then did one handprint on either side of it facing out. I painted his hand each time. We let it dry. I took my red paper and cut out 2 circles, one smaller than the other. I just used random round bottles to trace and then cut out the paper. I also cut out by hand a few “feathers” from the red paper. I then cut out a beak. I just cut the tip of the yellow paper and then trimmed the edges. Last, I hand drew 4 leaves on the green paper and cut them out. When the handprints were dry I had big brother glue the red circles down over the handprints. He glued on the nose and eyes. He added the feathers and last the leaves.
Now we had our very own Parrot handprint craft just like the one from Jo-Anns Cape Discovery Catalog. As you can see below, it turned out pretty close. Theirs is on the left and our is on the right. This was a fun and easy craft. I was truly inspired by their catalog and hope you might find a project over there you and your kids can enjoy too.
You can sign up HERE to become a preferred customer and receive 20% off coupons and get notices of great deals and coupons to come from Jo-Anns. I have always loved their store and was very happy to take part in this challenge with them.
As always, we hope you can have fun with this craft too.
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