fingerprint trees

16 Aug

tree painting

I am trying to keep myself and Ethan occupied today to avoid thinking about this afternoon. He is going for surgery to fix his recurring ear infections. Everyone tells me that it’s a simple surgery and he will be fine. Nonetheless it is still surgery and he is only two and I am feeling anxious and nervous. So to avoid thinking about it we made this fingerprint tree.

I downloaded the free tree drawing from here and printed it onto a piece of nice paper. Then as a special treat let Ethan use my stamp inks. Of course at the moment I opened up the colours baby D cried and I went to settle him, when I came back Ethan had squidged his blue painted fingers into my new yellow stamp pad, now it is a green stamp pad. That’ll teach me.

Making the trees was a good lesson in letting go of my preciousness. When we started I had an idea of how the tree would look and when Ethan started to put dots all over the page I was saying, no on the branches! Then realised what I was doing and thought I should relax and just let him be creative. So it’s an Autumn tree losing its leaves.

tree painting

painting tree

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10 Responses to “fingerprint trees”

  1. Kellie August 16, 2011 at 4:41 am #

    Love to hear how Ethan goes my little one may need something similiar. Can you tell what camera you use?

    • littlepieceofpie August 17, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      Hi Kellie, I let you know in a few weeks how Ethan is going with the grommets, I hope it makes a big difference, he was suffering so badly with ear infections.

      I use a Canon 350D, it’s an old model but I love it. I also have a sony cybershot that I keep in my bag because it’s so compact, and failing that there is always instagram on my iPhone!

  2. Bruisemouse August 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    The tree looks gorgeous.
    It is so hard to let go of how things are ‘supposed’ to be done. He has done a great job. Worth framing.
    Glad the surgery went well.

  3. lwackerman August 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Love this idea! great project for little ones!

  4. poetgranny August 23, 2011 at 3:41 am #

    Thank you–I love this! Will try it for my Sunday school class. Nice to meet you and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  5. Fiona.q August 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    love this one too.

  6. Style Unveiled August 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    This is such a touching story! We love hearing how our fingerprint tree was helpful.

    XO~ Style Unveiled

    • littlepieceofpie August 25, 2011 at 5:42 am #

      Thank you for sharing the template! It’s a gorgeous illustration and I love how it has turned out. I have framed it and will cherish it as my boy gets older.

  7. nestdesignstudio September 11, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    great idea!

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