These turned out so cute. To make these I painted my sons palm white for snow. I painted four of his fingers green for elves and one finger red for Santa. To make the Santa finger just a little bit taller than the elves I started painting the face above the finger tip while the elves faces I painted on the fingers. I used a soy based acrylic paint. I just love these and I can’t wait to share them as Christmas gifts for friends and family.
Santa and Elves handprint ornament
15 Saturday Dec 2012
I just tried this with my 4 yr old and acrylic paint but not soy-based. The paint dried before I could get her to clinch the ornament! Did you have this problem?
My Pinteresting Life said:
I have a few recommendations that may help. First if the paint is a little thick you can add a touch of water to the bottle and shake it to thin it out a tad. Not too much. If your using a small brush you may want to find a bigger one so the painting goes quicker. I would start with the palm and lay it on thick. Don’t be shy with the paint give it a good thick coat. I also find using a separate brush for each color helps and I have my paints all set up ahead of time with the brushes ready to go so that I can move quickly from one color to the next. Hope this helps! Good luck!