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 “M.” I have to admit, this is the one handprint art project that didn’t quite turn out the way that I pictured it in my head. Part of me isn’t sure if if should be a banana. But my six year old guessed that it was a “moon” right off the bat, so I decided to keep it. Today’s project involves painting one half of the hand at an angle. The good news is that there is very little added 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 yellow paint to one half of a hand. 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 the a half moon shape around the hand. 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 tomorrow with the letter “N!” 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: