Family Handprint Tree

This handprint canvas craft is a great way to show off your family tree. It also makes a lovely piece of art to display in the home.

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed.

Time to Make

30 minutes + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Paint a tree trunk onto the canvas using brown paint, starting about two inches up from the bottom. Paint as many branches onto the tree as there are members in your family.
  2. Once the paint has dried, cover your hand in a brightly coloured paint and print it onto one of the branches.
  3. Repeat step 2 with all of the other members of your family.
  4. Use green paint to paint some grass underneath the tree.
  5. Once the handprints have dried, use a black pen to write each person’s name onto their hand print.
  6. Use a black pen to write 'OUR FAMILY TREE' at the top of the canvas, and add the date on top of the grass at the bottom.

Top Tip

Wait until the brown paint of the tree has completely dried before adding the handprints.

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