Now, my daughter is not-quite-toddling yet. This is my little cutie (and me):
So today I am going to share an activity that you can do with your kids at any age - hand (and foot) print art ideas!
Ever since she was born, I have been so enamored of her tiny little hands and feet. You know what I mean, right?
She is growing so fast, I want to keep as many little memories as I can!
Painting up your baby can be a little scary if you haven't done it before, I know. It really does work best with two people - but you can still manage if it's just you! Let me show you a few of the prints that we have done so far at home:
- You will get paint in places you don't want to, so a good place to do this is outside if you have cooperative weather, or your mud room or kitchen - someplace easy to scrub down - if you have to do it indoors. When I'm feeling brave (or if I have a second set of hands to help me!) I will let Raya paint in her high chair. Make sure what you're both wearing can be quickly and easily washed, or you don't mind if it gets stains. Just putting newspaper down won't cut it - especially if your little one is at an age where newspaper is extremely interesting to crumple up. Yes, I know this firsthand. :)
- Be ready with washcloths. More than one. I draw a bowl of warm water when I get started, and toss in 2 or 3. I also draw a bath, where she goes immediately after we are done. If your child is old enough to wash their hands at the sink, that will probably simplify things quite a bit, but that's not an option for us just yet.
- The younger your child, the more prints it will likely take until you get a "good" one. Be ready with about a dozen sheets of paper and ample paint!
And help her place it.
That's it! If it's not perfect, that's OK! It's still sweet, because it's your kiddos prints, preserved. :)