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 “L.” While there are lots of objects we could do, today, “L” is for leaf! Today’s project involves painting one entire hand with an addition of a little extra art. 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
- Coordinating marker or colored pencil
- Optional: regular pencil
Apply a thick coat of paint to one entire hand. You can let your little one choose their leaf color. Kiddos can be so creative! You could also change up the color according to the season. Lay the hand in the center of the paper. Apply gentle pressure to the hand, and then lift it up. Clean off the hand. Let the paint dry completely.
Use the coordinating marker or colored pencil to draw a leaf shape around the hand. Add a small stem. Optional: use the regular pencil to lightly draw the shape in and then trace over it with the colored pencil or marker.
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back on Tuesday with the letter “M!” Do you have any guesses on what object that we will be doing for the letter “M?” 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