Handprint Craft

What You Need:

  • 8 pounds ready-to-mix cement
  • 10"x10"x2" plastic mold
  • 5 quart bucket
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • Newspaper
  • Non-stick spray
  • Paint stick
  • Pencil or stick
  • Colorful beads or rocks
  • Paint (optional)


What You Do:

  1. Have your child prepare a large, level surface by covering it with newspaper.
  2. Now he can pour the water into the bucket.
  3. Add 1/3 of the cement mix into the water and stir the mix with the stick until the two are well-blended.
  4. Spray the plastic mold with non-stick spray.
  5. Slowly pour an inch of cement into the mold, and tap the mold against the table to get the mixture nice and level. Keep doing this until all the mold is full.
  6. Drag the flat side of the paint stick across the surface to even out the cement.
  7. Let the cement sit for 15-30 minutes.
  8. Once the cement is semi-set, have your child push his hand into the cement.
  9. He can use a stick or pencil to write his name, the date, or other designs.
  10. Push beads, rocks and other decorations around the handprint.
  11. Let the block dry for 24 hours.
  12. Your child can paint any other designs on the block to add even more personality.
  13. When completely dry, turn the mold over and slide the block out.

Now you have a handprint just like the stars!

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