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 “Q,” and “Q” is for Quilt. Have your kids been impatient with painting their hands specific colors in this series? Have then been wanting to mash up colors? Well, today is the day! 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!
The paint scheme for this project is intended to look like quilt blocks. So let your kiddo get creative. Maybe come up with a specific pattern before applying the paint? The child can draw the color blocks out on paper before painting, too.
Supplies (may include affiliate links):
- White paper
- Marker or colored pencil
Apply the paint on one palm. To get more of a rectangular look, continue painting up the fingers (except for the thumb) a bit. The colors will “mush” into one another a bit. The thicker the paint, the more that they will combine.
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.
Draw a rectangle and quilt block lines with the marker/colored pencil.
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back tomorrow with the letter “R!” 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