Monday, July 25, 2011

Fun Craft for Kids using Clipart and Picnik

I have been playing in Picnik using free clipart. I uploaded a free image of a bare tree from clicker into Picnik. I then added the frame, words and resized the whole image. Lastly, I saved it as a jpg on my desktop.
I was at our dollar store and purchased simple, black 8 x 11 diploma frames for $1 each. I am going to print out this image in my MS picture program and have the kids put their handprints on the blank tree using three different colours of paint. I think it will make a lovely keepsake for parents etc. I am excited to try this out!
If you haven't yet, I recommend getting a membership to Picnik. It's free for the basic (which is the one I've tried) pkg and affordable for the premium.

This project isn't my idea. I added the Picnik element but the first time I saw this idea was on a blog (I cannot find the blog/post but will keep looking)-what an absolutely wonderful idea for Christmas, Father's Day etc.


  1. I went to a wedding where they had a tree like this, and then all the guests put their thumbprints on the tree with brown or green ink pads. Then we put our names under our thumbprints. It was the CUTEST thing EVER!!! This could be cute as part of an end-of-the-year memory book!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  2. That sounds like such a fantastic keepsake! You are absolutely right-it would make a cute memory book.


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