I love handprint crafts! I save each one in a special binder and peek at them every so often. It's fun to compare and see how they've grown.
- red, green and black paint or construction paper.
- There are two ways to do this craft. One is to trace the child's hand onto paper and cut out the prints. The second is to make paint handprints on the paper and cut those out.
- Make twelve handprints (4 of each colour).
- Cut out the prints and glue to form a wreath.
- One idea is to write the name of a family member or important person in the child's life on each of the handprints -- if you choose this, you may need more or less than twelve handprints. As you write the names, you can talk about the person -- if you have photos, you can also glue a small head shot of each person in the center of the handprint.
- You can decorate the wreath further with pictures (like corn cobs). These can be:
- hand drawn artwork by the children,
- pictures from colouring books, magazines or fliers