martes, 8 de febrero de 2011

Handprint Poem

This is a gift for an adult to make with a young child. It's a poem with a handprint and an optional photo of the baby/preschooler. 

What you'll need:

  • Small child in play clothing.
  • Print out of handprint poem (make extra copies).
  • Optional small photo of child.
  • Water based paints - finger paints or tempera paints.
  • Bowl or something to hold the paint.
  • Brush or sponge to apply paint to child's hand.
  • Paper towels or some other way to do a quick cleanup!

How to make it:

Here's the poem for you to copy, format and print in your favorite word processor, or you can print out this version :
Sometimes you get discouraged Because I am so small And always leave my fingerprints On furniture and walls But every day I'm growing -- I'll be grown some day And all those tiny handprints Will surely fade away So here's a little handprint Just so you can recall Exactly how my fingers looked When I was very small Put a date here Love, put child's name here

    What to do:
    1. Print the poem (make extra copies).
    2. Apply the paint to the child's hand, then press their hand to the paper near the poem. This might take several attempts to get a good print, patience is the key.
    3. Clean that little hand, before you get handprinted, too!
    4. Personalize with the date and name (if it isn't already).
    5. Let dry, then glue on a photo, if desired. 

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