I got a couple canvases a while ago but had no plan for them. But then I found an adorable Christmas project.
First make a star and stump stencil. This stump is WAY too big. I ended up trimming it down quite a bit.
Dish out your green paint...
and paint some tiny, and not so tiny (why is Isa so huge?!) hands.
Then press the open hands on your canvas in a tree type pattern. I used Isa's larger hands for the bottom of the tree and Emmeline for the top.
Emmeline's hands ended up being a bit smudged. It was a bit much for her sensory wise but she was a trooper. She just REALLY wanted to rub after I put her hand down. Note the HUGE stump.
Trace your star and paint it in.
It will probably take several coats.
Trimmed down trunk. I just painted over the brown with several coats of white after the brown dried.
Finished product. I also made one for a gift which I think turned out even better.
Canvas: I got 2 16X20 for 7.99 but I think you could get cheaper if you bought more in a pack and combined a sale.
Paint: again, I used paint on hand but it would be .59 per bottle.
Total: We will call it $4.75 each but that's only if you buy paint.