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The Holidays are approaching and it is time to start Decking the Halls! We don’t usually put up our Christmas Tree until after Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get started decorating in other ways. This year I enlisted my daughter to help decorate the kids TV room, which is at the front of the house. We got out some paints and had a bit of messy holiday fun making a DIY Handprint Christmas Tree!

DIY Hand Print Christmas Tree Painting Tutorial


16×20 canvas

Acrylic Paint in green, brown and gold and whatever accent colors you choose

Paint Brush

This can get a tad messy, so cover your table with a plastic cloth and put some art smocks on your kids, or if they’re like my daughter, just go shirt-less


We did this painting all in one sitting – no need to let paint dry in between sections unless you choose to!

DIY Hand Print Christmas Tree Painting TutorialPaint the blue for the sky, leaving 1/4th of the bottom of the canvas white for “snow”. Using a paint brush, paint green paint onto your child’s hand.

DIY Hand Print Christmas Tree Painting TutorialHelp the child place their print towards the bottom the canvas. Depending on your child’s hand size you’ll fit 4-7 hand prints in a row. Then move on to make a second row, using less hand prints each time until you end at the top with one hand print.

DIY Hand Print Christmas Tree Painting TutorialPaint on a trunk. My daughter chose to use a paint brush, but another hand print or even a foot print would work!

DIY Hand Print Christmas Tree Painting Tutorial

Using your fingers, add some ornaments onto the tree. Lastly, with a brush paint on a star as a tree topper and you’ve got an adorable Hand Print Christmas Tree!

DIY Hand Print Christmas Tree Painting TutorialMy daughter had so much fun smushing her hands into the paint and couldn’t believe I was letting her use her hands to paint, but sometimes we have to embrace messy to get to the perfect creation. Once we completed the painting, I whisked my daughter up to the shower and showered her down head-to-toe because inevitably paint got on her forearms and on her face! I was pretty excited to try out my new Delta In2itionĀ® Shower head with H2OKineticĀ® technology. It’s a two-in-one head water saving design, so while I pull down the hand held shower to reach my daughter’s hair better water still streams from the shower head up top so she doesn’t get cold!

In just a few short weeks we’ll be getting messy again during our Holiday Cookie Decorating Party, which we are all looking forward to! What messy Holiday Activity do you love most? Share your #HappiMess with Delta on social media!

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