I love how this craft turned out! Seeing all of the kids’ cute little handprints just sort of melts me heart. 🙂 We did this craft for one of our lessons on families, and while it can be a little finicky (especially with a large group), I think it is totally worth the results. I hope you get to try this one! Thank you to Cindy deRosier for the original idea!
- White card stock
- Variety of paints
- Lg. paintbrushes
- Paper plates
- Variety of colored paper
- Glue sticks
- Give each child a piece of card stock. Ask them to write their name in the bottom corner of the paper to keep track of whose is whose.
- Squirt a bit of each color onto separate paper plates. Designate one paintbrush per color.
- One at a time, ask children which colors they want to make their handprint. (I let them choose up to three.)
- Help child paint their hand as desired, then stamp it onto their paper. Repeat if the print comes out splotchy.
- Set hand print aside to dry and pass child on to a helper who can help them clean their hand.
- Let each child pick out a smallish piece of colored card stock that they want to use for their heart.
- Help children who don’t know how to draw and/or cut out the heart shape.
- Write “We Are All God’s Children” in the middle of the heart.
- Once the handprint is dry, glue the heart in the middle of the hand.