Family Lockdown Keepsake Art Project
Our preschool is always amazing but has especially been shining brightly over the past month. The center remains open to provide childcare for essential workers and so during this time, they’ve been preparing craft bags for the kids at home that they are missing! Once a week, we’re able to drive by and pick up the lovingly created goodie bags.
This week, we were given a lockdown-oriented family handprint art project. It’s so simple and makes a great, frameable keepsake.
Note: I realize that our family artwork example has “we” written twice, a missing comma and very funky fingers on our littlest hand, but I think it makes our family project an even better keepsake! Its imperfections encourage me to embrace the chaos, to embrace continuous learning and most of all to embrace my daily “mistakes.”
Instructions: The How-To
It’s simple! Trace each family member’s hand on a piece of construction paper. Cut and glue each hand, stacked on top of each other, onto another sheet of paper. Choose your favorite verse and include it on your keepsake. Don’t forget to find a frame for this family art project!
Of course, there’s a multitude of ways to make this family project uniquely your own!
Extra Touches: Add a heart cut-out or a house cut-out, use sparkly paper, include your family member’s names and/or your furry family’s paw prints, too!
Other variations on this COVID-19 Family Keepsake include:
• Use painted handprints
• Use painted, colored or other artistically created paper for the handprint cutouts
• Print your verse rather than handwriting it. (We have free templates for your family handprint craft.)
Lockdown/Stay at Home Keepsake Verse
For the keepsake verse, perhaps choose from one of these heartwarming sayings:
“When the world stayed apart, this was my favorite place to be.”
– Lockdown 2020
“When the world stayed apart, we stayed together.”
– [Insert Family Name] 2020
“During a time when the world needed everyone to stay apart…Together was our favorite place to be.”
– Lockdown 2020
“In a time when the world needs to stay apart, together is the best place for us to be.”
– Quarantine 2020
“During a moment of time in which the world needed everyone to stay apart…we stayed in together.”
– Covid-19 Virus Lockdown 2020
“Side by Side. Hand in Hand. Heart to Heart.”
– Lockdown 2020
– Stay-at-Home 2020
Examples of Lockdown Family Handprint Art – More Inspiration!
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