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Hand Painting

Hand prints are very versatile and, if you are working with a group of children, they can be used to make lots of different pictures for displays.

Most children love making hand prints. However, if you have a child who is reluctant, just draw around their hands cut them out and then let the child paint them.

What you need:

  • Paint
  • Some hands
  • Someone close by with plenty of soap and water!

A simple idea for Autumn:

  • Create a tree with the leaves made from handprints in autumnal colours – orange, yellow, brown, red, etc.
  • The children could be encouraged to mix the paints to match the colour of collected leaves from a nature walk before painting their hands
  • A trunk can be either painted, cut from paper, or the children could do some bark rubbings which could be then cut to shape
  • When dry, the leaves can be glued onto the trunk