DLTK's Educational Activities for Kids
This is a wonderful craft for kids who like to get messy. If you have a toddler who doesn't like finger painting then you shouldn't attempt this project *grin*.
There's no template for this project. Sunday School suggestion from Sarah in California (Thanks Sarah!):
This isn't just a tulip as you can plainly see.
I made it with my hand which God made a part of me.
It comes with lots of love especially to say,
I hope you have a very, special Mother's Day!
if doing it with a secular group (school, etc) substitute "which is a part of me" for "which God made a part of me"
Materials you will need for the tulip are
- white paper (we use construction paper)
- green finger paint and red finger
paint (or pink, white or yellow)
- Dip the forearm (from elbow
to wrist) in green finger paint. If you don't have a tray big
enough to accommodate this, just paint the finger paint onto the
forearm with a paintbrush.
- Press the arm down 3 or 4 times onto a sheet of white paper (construction paper works great!) to make the stems of the tulips
Now dip the hand (excluding the thumb) into red
finger paint and stamp on top of the stems (holding the thumb up) to
make the tulip flowers.
- Keep the fingers close together.
- You can add fingerprint green
stems, thumbprint green grass, thumbprint caterpillars and thumbprint
butterflies. See the
crafts section for ideas on how to make a variety of additions.