There's something about handprint art that I absolutely love. By doing handprint art, you capture time in the size of the hand. I love that idea!!! At work, I do handprints for each kid in the first couple weeks and at the end of the year, it goes into their scrapbook! I can only imagine "my kids" comparing their hand sizes to what it was 9 months before.
When Sophia was almost 3 months old, we got her foot imprinted in clay at a paint on pottery place. We cut a circular shape surrounding the foot and painted the inside pink. It is one of the most precious things I have hanging in her nursery right now. I've been known to take it off the wall and compare her foot size to it once or twice! Even though she is only 14months, she has grown SO much in a year!
With this project, all you need is a paintbrush, paper, crayons, and paint (I used the same acrylic paint from the canvas project a couple weeks ago) ... probably things you have laying around your house right now!
For younger kiddos (like Sophia), all you need to do is paint their hand and help them stamp it onto the paper. Older kiddos can do this part themselves!
Because the paint is on such a thin layer, it dries pretty quickly. Ours was dry by the time we were done washing our hands! Once all the paint is dry, then either you or your kiddo can add to the handprint and turn it into art!
I hope you all have as much fun as we did!!!