Family Quarantine Craft Project

In light of this difficult time, I thought it would be nice to look back one day on this moment. Since I had a lot of time on my hands (no pun intended), I decided to make a family quarantine craft project that included the entire family. I hung this picture in a space in my home, to remind what is important because, “When the world was apart, we stayed together.”

Step 1

Trace your families hands, or paw prints, onto scrap paper to make a pattern. I have small children, so I had to trick them to trace their hands. If you have a toddler that can’t sit still like mine, finger paint might work better than tracing. Paint your child’s hand in finger paint then have them press their hand onto the scrap paper. You can then cut this outline of their hand out.

Materials Used:

  • Scrap Paper
  • Card Stock or Construction Paper (for Hands)
  • Card Stock (for the background)
  • Glue or Double Sided Tape
  • Small Scissors
  • Optional- Fiskers Paper Cutter (I love this thing!)
  • Picture Frame (My frame is 11 x 14)
Trace hands onto scrap paper then cut them out.

Step 2

Trace the patterns onto card stock or construction paper then cut out the hands again. I recommend using small scissors to cut the heavier paper because It can get a little tricky cutting around the tighter spaces of the hand.

Trace hand cut outs onto card stock or construction paper.

Step 3

Choose your wording for the picture then type it into Microsoft Word. If you are confident you have the correct sizing, print directly onto the card stock or construction paper. I printed the wording out in landscape to make sure it went across the entire portion of the frame.

Step 4

Use a Fisker’s Paper Cutter to help size the wording and make clean cuts. Then use double sided tape or glue to stick the wording to the paper that you are using for your background.

Print wording in Microsoft Word onto card stock or construction paper. Then use Fiskers Paper Cutter to make all of the cuts.

Step 5

Place the hands onto the paper with double side tape or glue. Then frame it!

Start to lay the hands out and wording.
Frame it!

Let me know if you have any questions. Can’t wait to see how your family quarantine project turns out!

What I Wish I Knew Before…

This kit includes everything that you will need to complete this project except for brushes and rollers. View our Rust-Oleum Transformation post to find out what we wish we knew before tackling this project.

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