Thursday, May 14, 2015

End of School Year Handprint Craft

Next Tuesday is the last day of Tory's three-year-old preschool class. I can hardly believe it! When I signed her up last fall, the description said children would attend something like 96 classes which seemed like an impossible number at the time. Suddenly, BAM! Here we are at the end of the school year. Crazy.

For the parent's last class next Tuesday, the instructor asked every adult to bring in something to share with our group (i.e.: a meaningful quote, beloved recipe, a book recommendation, etc.). I decided to make a simple handprint craft for my contribution to commemorate the end of the children's preschool year. You can never have too many handprint crafts, in my opinion. Kids grow so quickly and I know someday I'll cherish all the stamped artwork and ornaments I've made of Tory (and Aden's) little hands and feet over the years.

First, I found an "end of the school year" poem online (source here) and typed it into a blank computer document. I added a star border and printed 15 copies on 8x10 paper, then mounted each one to a piece of 9x12 construction paper.

Last, I painted Tory's hands and asked her to stamp them onto one of the papers in the designated spot. DONE!

My plan is to provide each parent with a "blank" sheet mounted to construction paper and they can add their child's handprint to the paper at home should they choose to do so.

Seriously, the easiest handprint craft ever!

Click here to download a free copy of the blank handprint craft.

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