Hand prints and foot prints from little ones always make a special keepsake. You really can’t go wrong.… they are just so darn cute! As a mom of two adult kids, I can tell you they don’t stay this size for long, so get those hand prints and foot prints while you can! Finger paint and tempera paint both work well for making prints and wash off easily. (Have some wipes handy for the initial cleaning before you send them to the sink!) Hands and feet can also be printed or traced and cut out for gluing onto a separate background, which you can have the child paint ahead of time for extra charm. Details can also be added with markers or cut-paper when dry, if desired. (For more ideas with cute hand print projects, check out Hand-Shaped Art by Diane Bonica.)
Hand Print Art for Pre-K and Kindergarten
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Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!