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Hands and feet painting

We all know that kids love stamps but there are ways to make stamps even more fun and a great learning experience. How? By using their hands and feet as stamps!

This activity can help yours kids learn about finger prints, foot prints, and why some parts of the body have prints and some don’t! This is a fun filled outdoor activity that can be carried out with a group of kids also! The more the merrier!

hand and feet painting

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Shallow dishes to pour the paints, big enough that the child can put his feet in
  • Large sheets of paper or even newspapers will do
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paints

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Since this activity is full of messy fun, it’s best to do it outdoors.
  2. To create a canvas for your child, spread large sheets of paper on the ground.
  3. Ask your child to step in the dish full of paint.
  4. Then ask your child to walk slowly on the paper so that he does not fall. Make sure the child explores what happens as he steps on the paper.
  5. If there are more children, then you can ask them to repeat the steps. You may even compare children’s footprints and point out the differences.
  6. Exploration is key! The stamps can be made with knees and elbows too
  7. Ask the children to write their names besides their prints once the paint dries.

Once you are done with this activity, you won’t just have a life size collage of prints but also a memory to cherish for years to come from a wonderful learning experience!