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 “I.” While there are lots of objects we could do, today, “I” is for Ice Cream Cone! Today’s project involves painting just the palm of one hand. 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!
- White paper
- Pink paint and brown paint (we are doing strawberry and chocolate ice cream!)
- Yellow/brown-ish markers or colored pencils for the cone
- Optional: a regular pencil
Have the child choose which palm that they want painted. Apply a thick coat of pink paint to half of the palm. Apply a thick coat of brown paint on the other half of the palm. 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. Let the paint dry completely.
If you have an older child (you know, one who is old enough to think handprint crafts are baby-ish but also young enough to want to be involved), getting them to draw the cone is a good way to include them. For this, I used a darker yellow marker to draw the cone and a brown to draw light lines (like a waffle cone). Use the pencil to draw the cone and then trace it with the markers if you wish.
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back on tomorrow with the letter “J!” 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