Children love to have their hands drawn on paper, painted or tickled. Today we are making handprints on canvas which makes the perfect gift for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Grandpa /Grandma Day, to decorate a room or gift a relative.
For this activity, you will need small canvas 10×10, silver metallic paint, silver metallic sharpie, and the little children for their hands.
Step 1 Place hand on canvas and trace image with the metallic sharpie….press gently to avoid canvas puncture.
Step 2 Trace over the edges of the handprint with silver metallic paint. Use paint sparingly.
Step 3 Guide children to paint within handprint, coloring all the spaces.
Step 4 Let the canvas dry for an hour.
Step 5 After drying have different color paints available for children to paint around the outside of handprint to the edge of the canvas.
After the paint job is completed, lay canvas flat to dry over overnight. Each painting done with lots of love, patience and tremendous application of brush strokes. Painting helps children develop their brain and fine motor skills. I love that these paintings tell a story of each child taste for color, preference and application style …an excellent personalized artwork.
I am so proud of these little ones. Job well done! What do you think?
Have fun making some canvas with your children and grandkids- Miss Sue 🙂
Life with Senu and Heru.
This is Senu and Heru with Mr. John. Mr. John was their American Grandpa. He was family, friend, boss, and guide. They loved Mr. John and would run and hug him daily. He was the person that cared. When he got ill, Senu and Heru would help him with his newspaper and garbage. They had a chore of getting his paper every morning and taking out his garbage on Thursday’s, rain or snow. As young, as they were they did it with lots of love. Mr. John left this earth over a year ago and Senu and Heru still cry for him. They miss him so much. Children can form relationships with young and old. It’s the value, respect, and love that each share that makes it harmonious.