Creative Kids Moment: Rainbow Prints


  • Paint (I have Crayola finger paint.  It is non-toxic and wipes up easily but any would do.)
  • Container lid (such as yogurt lid)
  • Blank cards
  • Plain paper (optional)


Creative Kids 3.01)    Put a dollop of several colours around a container lid.  Using a finger mix the paint together a bit.

2)    Place the blank cards on the table, spread them out but keep them within your child’s reach.  Often I will test on plain paper first to play around with thickness of paint and to make sure C has the idea of what is going on.

Creative Kids 3.13)    Cue your child to spread his/her fingers and help him/her put his/her hand completely flat on the paint.

4)    Demonstrate with your hand (with or without paint as you prefer) how to press your hand on a card/paper.  When you child puts his/her hand down, press on top of it to make sure all of it makes contact with the paper.

Creative Kids 3.3 That’s it!  Now you have a beautiful card (and keepsake) to Creative Kids 3.2Grandma or Uncle or whomever.

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5 Responses to Creative Kids Moment: Rainbow Prints

  1. Cath Hay says:

    That looks really beautiful! And Grandma will love it!

  2. Now I just need to pull my act together and get them sent out!

  3. Salma says:

    What a great idea! THe kids love painting and my daughter loves tracing her hand so this would be a great craft for them. And I like the idea of it being a keepsake. You could even do footprints if you don’t mind a little more messiness.

  4. Catherine says:

    I love handprints. Cute idea. Thanks for stopping by Evolving Motherhood.

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