Handprint Chickens with Chicks
Now Baby R’s at the grand old age of 10 months I decided it was time to initiate him into the world of crafts and for any parents of babies are well aware, any sort of craft activity has to be a carefully and safely thought out process mainly due to the fact that most babies of this age like nothing more than stuffing everything in their mouths! We’d skipped the Christmas crafts season and so with Easter looming, I thought we’d make some keepsakes to mark it by doing an activity we could offer as gifts to the grandparents.
I’ve become well accustomed to finding ideas from the web but my ultimate favourite at the moment has to be Twinkl. I should probably point out at this stage that when I say Easter crafts for babies in my title, I obviously mean you’ll be doing the majority of the work!
Handprints are always an easy option with babies and I like that you have a lasting memory of their little tiny thumb and hand prints.
- plain white card (A few sheets for a few trail runs)
- Non toxic yellow, green and orange paint or paint pads
- black marker
- patience and baby wipes to hand
I started by sitting Baby R in his high chair and covering his clothes with an all over bib and put everything within arms reach. I then placed the card on the high chair tray and painted his thumb with the yellow paint, quickly and gently pressing it down at the middle section of the card a few times until you need to re paint and repeat, making sure I left a large gap for the handprint in the middle.
Next, I painted the whole hand with orange paint (or press down if using a paint pad) and again, gently but quickly pressed his hand onto the card with his wrist at the bottom of card. I needed to slightly uncurl his hand and his instinct was to grab and curl his fingers around the paint brush.
With the other thumb, I painted it green and pressed it along the bottom for the grass then then left it to dry whilst washing the paint off his hands before he gave the paint a little taste test.
Now it was my turn to get nifty with the pens and finish off his creation, turning the thumb prints into chicks and the handprint into a chicken.
For a more detailed instruction of how to create this click here to be taken to the Twinkl website.
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