I decided recently I would like to make some keepsake decorations that I will put up from year to year in a spot in my dining room. At Halloween we made this 16x20 sized picture of a hand print as well as a foot print. For Christmas, each child made their own 8x10 picture.
We had the neighbor girl over for a couple hours, so we had her make one to bring home to her parents as well. She was very proud of herself and kept telling me that her mommy was going to love it so much.
I painted the canvas of each of them and then let the kids to their own. I think it would have looked better if my 7 year old had a larger canvas, her hands are kind of large to make a Christmas tree on an 8x10 canvas. She also decided she wanted to paint garland on hers.
The little hands of my neighbor girl made a more compact tree. They used their fingers to make the ornaments and a star shaped sponge to put on the star (my daughter did her's without a stamp.)
I wanted "silver and gold decorations" (do I have you singing that song from Rudolph yet?) so I painted the backgrounds different for each of my kids. My son thought his needed a pink star too.