Saturday, January 26, 2008

handprint artwork

This is by far the easiest and coolest artwork your kids can do.


  1. a white stretched canvas that you can pick up at any craft store, choose whatever size you like

  2. acrylic paint in as many shades as you want to use
  3. a couple applicator sponges (59 cents at the craft store)

make sure you have lots of damp paper towels handy and another adult for help if needed.


  1. use one color at a time and sponge the paint evenly on the child's hand(s). Have them carefully place their handprint on the canvas and repeat a few times until you have enough of that color.

  2. Let the handprint dry and then repeat with the next color and switch hands.

  3. Repeat this process until you are happy with the final prints.

I have also seen this done with feet but you must be careful not to rip the canvas. You can also paint the background first if you don't want a white canvas.

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