Hand prints are a simple way to engage the little toddlers in creating something fun. I am sure there are several ideas around the web, but, I wanted to share a couple that Ana and I enjoy -viz., hand-print peacock and hand-print butterfly.
Items used: acrylic paints/finger painting paints/tempera paints, glitter(optional), black marker, card stock paper, and of course, enthusiastic baby hands
I load the wee hands with paints of my choice sometimes; but, at times, I allow myself to be guided by Ana's whims and let her mess with the colors she likes.
It barely takes a minute to make the actual hand-print, but, the anticipation and preparation seems to build up the inspiration :)
Once the hand-prints are fairly dry, I just sketch the required body parts to suggest the creature we intended to present through the hand-print.
Around the holidays last year, we made hand-print turkey and hand+foot print moose (sorry, no pictures handy at this time).