Lately P and I are having a great deal of fun with “Rainbow” crafting as a way to get behind the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! Although Charlotte was old enough to cut her hands out to create a paper hand print rainbow project, I wanted to do something more toddler friendly with P.
So off to the craft store! I happened to walk by a buy 2 deal with the Canvas’, so we grabbed that. They were $8 for 2 at Hobby Lobby! Then we came out and broke out the paints. Even if you don’t have a canvas, you can do this on a poster board, foam board or plain old construction paper.
I do find, however, that having the canvas makes a really nice keepsake to hang on the wall or to give as a gift to a grandparent.
Toddler Hand print Rainbows
Line up all your rainbow paints and colors!
Starting one color at a time, paint your toddlers hand and have them put a hand print on the canvas. Before every hand print we talked about the color and after we wiped his hand and did a new color.
He eventually took it over and did his own thing.
Now I let him paint MY Hands so I could make one!
(we did not leave a lot of room for the blue so had to add that where it fit!)
Mommy and Little P’s work!
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