Every year I make a lot of handmade gifts for people who appreciate the effort. So naturally when my little bundle of joy came along my mind started buzzing with crafts I could with him. Here’s a simple craft that you can do with your little one.
Hand Printed Tie [successfully crafted @ 10months]
This one’s a keeper for Dads n Grandpas!
- A light coloured tie
- Some fabric paint [Fevicryl Hobby Ideas, Acrylic Colours did not result in any rashes or allergy for my son, but it’s always advisable to do a patch test first.]
- Two or three thick paintbrushes: #8 round or square bristles [it’s best to have one paintbrush per colour]
- Baby wipes
Cover your baby’s palm completely with paint and press evenly on the tie. You can do several prints of the same colour at different angles before you move on to the next colour. Start with the lightest shade and then move on to the darker ones. Overlapping two different coloured handprints will give an interesting effect, as well as a third colour where the prints overlap. Let the tie dry on a hanger for 24 hours. Iron on the reverse side. Voila! You
super special, extra personal, handmade gift is
ready to be wrapped!
PS: I have discovered that the key to doing crafts with kids is to keep it simple and not worry too much about the outcome. Whatever your little one makes will be a keeper. Choose your time for the project well. It helps immensely if baby is
well fed, well rested and happy. Right before bath time makes it easier to clean up.
All the required materials are available at any stationery/arts supply store. Fevicryl Hobby Ideas, Acrylic Colours one 15ml bottle is sufficient. @Rs 15.