Tiny Hand Prints
This is one of my favorite toddler activities. It is such a precious memento later as they grow. They truly grow so fast...you'll be surprised just how quickly their hands and feet grow.
- Tempera Paint
- Brush and Paper Plate
- white construction paper or cardstock
- Print out poem provided below (optional)
- Have materials ready and start painting
- Print Handprint Poem Here
- Let dry thoroughly before handling.
- Glue poem where you would like
Tips and Suggestions
- Foam brushes make it easier to apply paint to hand if child is reluctant to touch paint in plate.
- Tape paper to table you are working on so the paper doesn't slide around
- Less paint is better for a clearer print.
- If child is younger than 6 months, you will likely need assistance, one to hold child in lap and one to help apply paint guide hand or foot to paper.
Baby Book Mementos
Don't forget to make a set for your first year baby book! You'd be surprised how quickly little hands and feet grow. Framed hand prints also make a nice gift for grandparents.
- Use primary colors to reinforce color identification for toddlers.
- Make a set to post on a bulletin board or other visible place and label Left and Right
- Make into a mini book in different color hand prints labeled right and left to practice colors and recognition of right and left hand.