It's really easy and lots of fun to do!
- Put some poster paints onto plates.
- Using one colour, paint the hand and make a print onto the paper.
- Wash hand!
- Using another colour, paint the hand and make two prints, one on either side of the first one, to make wings.
- Using their finger, the child can make a circle by swirling a blob of paint for the face.
- Use little fingerprints to make the hair.
- When dry, put on some stick on googlie eyes.
- Draw on a smiley mouth.
- Cut out and stick to the front of a card.
I love this activity because pre-schoolers are able to do the majority of the artwork themselves with just a little guidance. Keeping hands clean between colours is really important! Freddy really enjoyed making his cards with a little help from daddy. It is such a fun craft idea and the end result is a lovely way to preserve their hand prints forever.
Here is one we mounted on some funky leopard print card, his Nana's favourite design! I think she'll love it!
Or you can use plain white card and let your pre-schooler brighten it up with some stick-on stars or glitter!
*****Another craft project that Freddy loved doing was making footprint Rudolphs. He loved the squishy squashy feeling of paint between his toes! He then used his thumb print for a nose and finger painted antlers. Googlie eyes finished the pictures!
This is my entry into the Moneysupermarket Christmas Card Craft Off.