Rainy days won’t keep us down! We’re having some April Showers fun indoors with this new Rainy Day Finger Paint Kids Craft! Make a beautiful scene of an umbrella, grass and rain…all using your little one’s hands. The best part is that you only need paper, paints and your imagination! Be sure to “PIN” for later and save for your rainy days 🙂
- Variety of Finger Paints: We used purple, red, blue, and 2 shades of green
- Starting with the umbrella, begin with a single hand print pressed into the upper middle of the page. (We used purple)
- Then dip both hands into an alternate color (we used red). You will be lining up the heels of the hands to create a curved “U” arc with your hands. Using the heels of the hands as a guide, press into a “V” on either side of the purple hand print.
- Dipping both hands back into the original color (purple), create the outer edges of the umbrella (lining up the heels of the hands to finish your arc) with the last set of hand prints.
- To create the umbrella handle, dip your child’s finger in one of the umbrella colors and sweep into a “J” at the bottom of your umbrella.
- Dip your child’s four fingers (not the thumb) into a shade of green. Press “grass” across the bottom of your umbrella scene. Do this again in another shade of green.
- Finally, add the rain! Dip your child’s finger in blue paint and streak raindrops across your page.
I love hand print crafts because it’s such a tangible way to keep track of my kids’ growth. Do you save them as much as me? Make sure to put your kid’s name and age on the back 🙂
This post was originally published at MomItForward.com on 4/14/14