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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Handprint Spring Art

{Handprint flowers for kids}

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Kids love painting and making messes, so today we're combining the two for a huge spring poster.

To make this hand print spring art you just need a large piece of paper (we're actually using a paper roll from Ikea) some paint and paper towels.  Acrylic or finger paint would both work.

I just put bits of paint on a paper towel and spread it over their hand, they'd press it down, and then repeat.

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Pink and yellow handprints made flowers.

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Blue paint stamped down with the side of the hand and curved pinky gave us clouds. 

A fist and then lines drawn out with our fingers created a sun.

My hyacinth was just finger dots in light and dark purple.

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We drew stem lines with fingers and added some leaves too.

Then it was time to clean up, so I put together a quick sugar scrub to help us get all the bits of paint off of our hands.

What's your favorite thing about our spring poster?

I first posted this at Brassy Apple, and you can see my last post over there now where I talk about no-phone time with kids. 


  1. Cute! I think I'll do this with my 3 year old today.

  2. Adorable Stephanie! I am forwarding on to my grands parents as an idea of what they can make for their favorite Grandma ;-)

  3. Very cute idea for the kiddos.. I have a couple that would love doing this....

  4. My kids are too old now, but if they were younger I definitely would have tried this.. I love how the flowers turned out.