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 fingerprint crafts section for ideas on how to make a variety of additions.