Arts & Crafts

Hand Flower


  • Tempera paint (add a few drops of liquid detergent for easy cleanup)
  • A brush or sponge
  • Paper to print on
  • Newspaper for practice prints and to protect surfaces
  • Plastic apron
  • For a stamp pad: A tray or pie pan with a sponge, or a thin sheet of absorbent sponge-like packing foam, or a piece of felt or folded paper towel


Brush it on:

  • Some children are able to handle a brush and apply paint on the hand by themselves. Most others will need help to brush it on. (Try more than one color on the same hand.)

Sponge it on:

  • Dip a sponge in paint and gently dab onto their hand, or let the child pat the sponge until the hand is coated.

Stamp it on:

  • Make a stamp pad, placing a damp sponge or thin sheet of packing foam on a tray, or in a pie pan. Spread a spoonful or two of tempera paint under the sponge or foam