Simple tracing meets imaginative decorating with this delightfully quirky project. Your child will get inspired by her own hand as she works to make a truly one-of-a-kind card for a lucky recipient.
What You Need:
- Construction paper
What You Do:
- Have your child fold a sheet of construction paper in half.
- Let her set her hand on the paper -- this can be tricky. The left side of her hand should line up with the paper's fold and her wrist should hit right along the bottom of the paper.
- Help her use a pencil to trace around her own hand.
- Have her cut out her traced hand, leaving the fold in place.
- On a separate sheet of construction paper, have her cut out nails. She can use the same colored paper or a different shade if she wants a fancy "manicure."
- Let her glue the nails to the fingers.
- Encourage your child to decorate her "hand" with details she sees on her own hand. Point out any lines or freckles she may be missing.
- Have her come up with any creative decorations she would like to add to her hand card. Include rings, henna tattoos, bracelets or any other ornaments she likes, but may not actually possess.
- Once she's finished, have her write a little message to the hand's recipient inside the card.