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Children's Handprints


I use children's handprints each month for a different activity. The handprints can be used for monthly calendar tops, keepsake books, etc. We all know about the hand turkey, but how about a hand ghost or a hand Santa? To make a ghost, have the children put their hand upside down with the three middle fingers together and their pinky and thumb out for hands. To make a hand Santa, they put their hand upside down, spread their fingers for the beard and use their thumb to make the tassel of the hat. During my ocean unit, I paint their hand but not their thumb and do two prints on top of each other to make an octopus. The children come up with their own fun and creative handprint ideas, too!

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