Welcome to the Handprint the Alphabet series for kids! We’re looking to learn and get creative with our preschoolers this summer. Today is letter “H.” While there are lots of objects we could do, today, “H” is for heart! Today’s project involves painting both hands. And, good news- there is very little extra adult artwork for this one! Be sure to pop over and check out my Tips for Great Handprint Art with Kids post if you’ve never done handprint art with preschoolers before. I share a few pointers plus my go-to supplies!
Supplies (may include affiliate links):
- White paper
- Red fingerpaint
- Red marker or colored pencil
Apply a thick coat of paint to one entire hand. Lay the hand in the center of the paper, with it slightly angled. Apply gentle pressure to the hand, and then lift it up. Clean off the hand. Apply a thick coat of paint to the other hand. Lay it on the paper, with it slightly angled. Overlap the thumbs. Lift the hand up, and let the paint dry completely. You can paint both hands at once, but this can get especially messy with little ones.
Use the red marker to draw a heart shape around the hands.
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back on Monday with the letter “I!” Do you have any guesses on what object that we will be doing for the letter “I?” I’d love to hear if you are joining in on the series with your kiddo. Feel free to post photos on my Facebook wall or tag me on Instagram!
See the prior projects in the series here:
Tips for Great Handprint Art with Preschoolers