Thursday 3 July 2014

Handprint paint resist art cards


Handprints in any form always make for a lovely keepsake. I admit I am a little sentimental about such things. It's wonderful to be able to look back at these in years to come and reminisce about days gone by and wonder at the thought of how hands that were once so small have grown into ones so big.

Handprint painting is always a good, fun activity. Children giggle as the paintbrush flicks over their fingers and squeal with delight at the sight of their hands imprinted on the paper. We have done this activity many, many times so I thought it was time to try something new. And here it is; handprint resist art.


First, the children placed their hands on some card and I drew around them. Then I cut out the handprints and stuck them down on another piece of card which I'd folded in two.


Next, the children painted all over the card ensuring to paint all around the handprints.


R used orange and green paint which mixed together to make brown. He used a a small sponge brush and made lots of dots all over the card. D used yellow and blue which I think gave a lovely effect and made long brushstrokes over the card with a normal paint brush.


Here are the results...




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