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Riley's Christmas Gift

For Christmas the past two years, I had Riley give my family and Paul her very own Christmas present. Last year she was only 6 months old so I just took a series of photos of her for each of them. This year I wanted her to be able to participate a little more. I decided to let her try out fingerpainting for the first time. I bought some non-toxic finger paint, some posterboard, stripped her down and let her loose.


Then I bought frames from Target matted for two photos and inserted a fingerpainting along with a photo of Riley in action.

They were a big hit at Christmas.

When Riley becomes a famous artist one day, my family will have the first 4 masterpieces she ever created!

Reader Comments (7)

Love it!

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershannon sinn

I don't know what is cuter, Riley or the paintings. I may have to steal..I mean borrow..your idea for my family!!

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblue hydrangea

This is just an adorable idea. I'm thinking of doing something like this with my 6 grands (ages 6 months to 12 years) that they could then give to their parents for a Christmas gift.
Thank you for sharing. We have a Riley, too! She's one of our 12 year old twins. Your little one is adorable.

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCAS

what a great idea, saw this on pinterest!

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterabbey

Love this project! I found you on pinterest and decided to feature you on my blog round up of last minute gift ideas for parents and grandparents here: http://www.creativecarissa.com/2011/12/last-minute-crafty-christmas-gifts.html

Come check out the post and grab a button if you'd like.

Thanks again for sharing your great project.


December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa

Great idea! I'm sure your daughter is all grown up into a young child now, but I still love this post. I'll have to keep it in mind at Christmas time!

May 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Omg i love this! saw it on Pinterest and will def be doing it this year for christmas to my mom and MIL from my 6 month old :) thanks for the idea!!

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterstacey

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