With Easter over, we’ve been doing a few crafts around here to celebrate Earth day next Sunday (April 22nd). I absolutely adore this one. It turned out exactly as I had hoped it would. The earth and the people around it are actually their handprint stamped around in a circle 4 times. This isn’t really a save the planet kind of craft for Earth day, but more about teaching our kids that there are people of different color, race, and religion all over this world, but we are all the same and we need to treat everyone kindly and with respect. I know my kids are only 3 and 4, but it’s never too early to teach your children those important life lessons. They thought this craft was really cool, and they are proudly displaying these masterpieces on canvas in my living room. Here’s how to make this really simple craft:
What you’ll need:
canvas or paper
paint – blue and green for the earth, and 5 different colors for the fingers (people)
markers or sharpies
1. paint your child’s palm with some green and blue paint. Then paint each of their 5 fingers a different colour.
2. have your child stamp their hand around in a circle 4 times. You may have to add more paint to their hands after 2 stamps (that’s what I did).
3. allow for the handprints to dry
4. using your markers or sharpies, turn the fingers into people by adding eyes, mouths, hair, and arms holding hands