We recently watched a screener for an episode of Tumble Leaf called ““Spring-a-ling Surprise.” It’s Spring and everybody is ready to celebrate. I’m a sucker for all things handprint related. I have no issues tossing school work and projects, but if they have hand prints on them, I have a really hard time letting go. In honor of Bloom and Bulb, the bunnies in the show who hunt for Bloom’s lost eggs, I thought it would be fun to make a hand print bunny craft.
Bloom has great plans for those eggs. He plans for a spectacular spring surprise and surprise it is. During their egg hunt, Fig the fox uncovers many other signs of spring along the way!
We set out to to make our handprint bunny one afternoon and we were able to finish it very quickly. Thankfully, the paint dried during nap time!
To get started you need cross-stitching fabric, a loop frame, a paint brush (I like the foam stamping one best), fabric paint and a permanent or paint marker.
DMC CR5240-6750 Classic Reserve Hardanger 22 Count, 12 by 18-Inch, WhiteCaydo 4 Pieces Embroidery Hoop Set Bamboo Circle Cross Stitch Hoop RingTulip Sponge Pouncers 9pkFabric Creations Fabric Ink in Assorted Colors (2-Ounce), 25998 Grey MistFabric Creations Fabric Ink in Assorted Colors (2-Ounce), 25976 Hot PinkSharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count (Pack of 12)
To get started, I put down a paper towel and then taped the fabric over it. Then, I put a little grey paint on a paper plate, and using the brush, dabbed the paint on the palm of B’s hand and her two middle fingers.
Her hand was them stamped onto the fabric. I made sure to press down her little hand and fingers to make sure they all made contact and then lifted her hand up straight and very carefully.
Once it was dry, I used a smaller brush and painted a pink heart for a nose and used the black marker for eyes, eyebrows and a mouth. We decided this one didn’t need whiskers, but you can definitely add them.
Once it was dried, I put it in the frame and it was ready to be hung up on the wall or gifted. You could always tie a pretty gingham ribbon on the top to hand it from as well.
My older girls wanted in on the fun and made their own, so I thought you could see their interpretation and the addition of whiskers.
Check out our video and B being the most adorable. Make sure you stick around for the “bloopers” also known as our threenager showing herself!
Here’s more on Tumble Leaf:
Created by Drew Hodges (Community, SNL) and executive produced by Hodges and Kelli Bixler (The Roadents) of the award-winning studio Bix Pix Entertainment, Tumble Leaf follows Fig, a small blue fox, who lives in a whimsical land where he discovers adventure, friendship and love around every bend. The series reinforces the importance of learning through play, as it helps children understand the world around them. Tumble Leaf features the voice talent of Christopher Downs as Fig, Brooke Wolloff as Maple, Zac McDowell as Hedge, Addie Zintel as Pine, and Alex Trugman as Ginkgo.
Featuring lush worlds and playful stop-motion animation, Tumble Leaf has garnered multiple Daytime Emmy Awards, including for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program. The show has also earned the Jury Award for a TV series at the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the 2015 Annie Award for Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children and a 2015 Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
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