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Do You Have the Best Grandma Hands Down?

Sep09

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If you have the best grandma hands down then treat her to this handprint flower apron to celebrate Grandparent’s Day on September 12.

Just a few supplies and you have the perfect gift in the making!

Supplies:

Acrylic paint, paint brush and an apron. We found our apron at Sam’s Wholesale. They can also be found at craft supply stores.

Dip child’s hand in paint and then press onto apron. Be sure to place something under the apron incase the paint bleeds through the apron.

Next have your child paint some stems and leaves. (After we finished my son said we should have used footprints for the leaves — a cute idea.) Acrylic paints are permanent once dry. There is no need to heat-set acrylic paint.

You could write on the apron with a paint pen “Best Grandma Hands Down!” or leave it plain and attach a card with the sentiment!

Happy Grandparents Day!

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http://Skiptomylou.org
Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy's family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy's personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.


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3 Responses to “Do You Have the Best Grandma Hands Down?”

  1. Mary Norman Sep 09 at 2:09 pm Reply Reply

    This is a great idea, my mom doesn’t really use an apron BUT I was thinking that I could make her a tablecloth. Does it matter what kind of material I use to make sure the acrylic sticks. Thant would really stink if I do it and it goes away in the wash.
    Thanks!!!! Mary

  2. Cathy Sep 13 at 12:58 pm Reply Reply

    There is also something that you can add to the acrylic paint to make it soft and permanent – it is called Fabric Medium – there are several sizes of bottles and not very expensive -

  3. Cindy Sep 13 at 1:33 pm Reply Reply

    Thanks Cathy that is a great tip. If you do use fabric medium follow directions on the bottle — it will need to be heat set.

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