Hand Print Resist Art

November 20, 2013
This hand print resist art activity was lots of fun for Rosie, and the piece of art created makes a fantastic keepsake for mom and dad.
I think this would make a great gift for grandma, too!
Hand Print Resist Art-a fun art activity for kids and a great keepsake for mom and dad

Hand Print Resist Art
  • A canvas or paper
  • Paint
  • Contact paper
  • Scissors
  • A marker or pen for tracing
Begin by tracing your child's hands on contact paper.

Hand Print Resist Art
Cut the hand prints from the paper. 
Hand Print Resist Art
Peel the back off of the contact paper and stick the hand prints on the canvas or paper in the desired location.
Hand Print Resist Art
Let little ones paint the canvas or paper.
The more of the surface they cover in paint the better.
Hand Print Resist Art

Once dry carefully peel the hand prints from the canvas or paper.

Hand Print Resist Art

Beautiful hand print resist art!

A few tips:  Be sure to push the contact paper down really well on the canvas so that paint does not leak under the hand prints.  Any paint will work for this project, but if using a canvas you may want to use an acrylic paint to prevent chipping of paint.  We actually used washable tempera paint and then sprayed Rosie's artwork with a clear finishing spray once it was dry.  That is another great way to preserve the artwork and prevent chipping.

You could also try this activity with shapes like Mess for Less; a fun way to review shapes while creating art!
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More About the Author

Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!