The fall and early winter are always a busy time of year in our household. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali... we love learning about and celebrating it all. Since I am a big fan of capturing my sons' perfect little hands, I knew that this handprint menorah was a must. It's an adorable way to celebrate Hanukkah's celebration of light. Trust me: It's worth the mess.
To start, I poured a puddle of blue and yellow paint into separate sections of a divided plate. (Muffin tins and clean baby food jars are two of my other favorite paint containers.) Then I helped my three-year-old paint the palms of his hands blue. He was EXTREMELY excited about this step.
I held his wrists and carefully placed each hand onto a sheet of white card stock. I pressed on the tops of his fingers to make sure that they left a great print. Between my attempts at taking photos and my son's wiggly fingers, it took us a few tries to end up with nine obvious "candles."