Today I’m joining in with a fun painting challenge hosted by Messy Little Monsters where bloggers from across the world are bringing you 35 different painting techniques for kids.
My children love nothing more than painting with their hands. We’ve tried everything from corks to flowers and paintbrushes but nothing beats the feeling of paint on fingertips! Today we are sharing painting with hands and hand print art!
Equipment needed to make a handprint Easter carrot:
orange tissue paper
How to make a handprint Easter carrot:
Painting with hands is so easy and fun and you need minimal equipment. First we covered the table with old newspaper as I know from experience how messy my children can be.
We decided to make an Easter card so poured a little green paint into a paint tray, then painted it on to my 3 year olds’ hand with a paint brush.
When her hand was evenly covered we carefully pressed it down on a sheet of white card to make it look like a carrot top. We did this a couple of times so we had a few different sheets to work with.
We left the sheets to dry and the next day we drew a carrot shape underneath the handprint.
My 3 year old covered the area with glue and added scrunched up pieces of orange tissue paper for the carrot. She loves using tissue paper and was very meticulous with her work.
She loved making her handprint Easter carrot. Her brother made one too and he now wants to make more Easter decorations!
Why not take a look at our other handprint creations:
Handprint shamrocks for St Patrick’s Day
Handprint Easter bunny
Handprint Christmas wreath
We love celebrating Easter and are already looking forward to some Easter crafting. Today I have pulled together a great inspiration list for you – featuring Lego! Yes, Lego can be used to celebrate every season. 12 Lego Easter activities:
Easter Lego travel case from hello splendid
Lego Easter bonnet from quiltylicious
Lego Duck Tape Ninj A Egg from busy kids happy mom
Lego Ninjago Easter egg by gym craft laundry
Sweet Lego Easter egg with free printables from it’s always autumn
Lego print Easter egg cards by the imagination tree
Lego Easter egg instructions from rockin boys
Lego Easter bunny free printable bookmark from Living Locurto
Lego Man Easter basket by Dotted Designs
Fun Lego egg racers from planet smarty
Lego head jars for an Easter egg hunt from nest full of eggs
Love this idea for a lego covered cake which you could easily adapt to an egg-shaped lego cake
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Don’t forget to take a look at these other Spring and Easter activities from other members of the KBN network.
Baker Ross sent us some lovely seasonal craft kits and this morning the children made some Chick and Bunny Pop-up Puppets.
The kits contained everything they needed and they had a lot of fun with them. Each kit contained a coloured paper cup, a stick, foam stickers and googly eyes.
This was a great craft they were able to do independently. First they decorated the paper cups with the foam stickers.
They they put the chick and bunny faces together.
Then they poked the stick through the ready made hole in the bottom of the paper cup – easy Easter pop up puppets.
Later on they gave me a special puppet show from behind the sofa!