An Easter Art Project How-To

We had another rainy and somewhat cold weekend here (SPRING WHERE ARE YOU?!).  While we did get outside a little bit – mainly to wait in line almost an hour for donuts!) we stuck pretty close to home for the most part.

I was running out of ways to entertain Lucas when I suddenly got the brilliant idea to make a hand-print art project to celebrate Easter.  I’ve done hand-print art for other holidays and think it’s a cute way to personalize holiday decorations.  Plus I’m looking forward to like 10 years from now when I’ve got a house full of kid art for each holiday!

I was actually brainstorming in the car when I came up with the idea of using L’s hand to make a bunny (his fingers would be the ears).  A quick search showed that idea wasn’t nearly as original as I had hoped!

Since L likes to play with the paint on his hands I’ve learned it’s easier to do these projects in pieces, so I’ve written out the quick and easy instructions for you.


Handprint Easter Art

What you’ll need:

Colored construction paper

White paint

Red or pink paint

A paint brush or foam brush

Paper plate

Markers

Wipes

Like I said, I do these projects in pieces.  While I clean up L’s hand I let what we just did dry a little.

First, you apply paint to the palm of the hand and press it down, firmly, on the construction paper.

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Next apply pain to the first two fingers on the left hand and place firmly above the palm print to make the first ear.  Then use the first two fingers on the other hand to make the second ear.

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I mixed some red paint with the white (since I didn’t have pink) I was going to use a finger to add the pink to the ears but Lucas was not feeling it so I just added it using a paint brush.

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After it dried, I used the markets to add the eyes, nose and mouth and to write a somewhat cheesy message!

Handprint crafts

Clean up was a breeze using wipes and then we were off to our next activity!

Do you do hand-print art for the holidays?  If so, will you be making an Easter Bunny or will you by trying something else?  Share your project in the comments!

 

 

 

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