Polar Bear Handprint Art ~ P is for Polar Bear
|Big brothers handprint polar bear|
What we used:
white finger paint
blue construction paper
cotton swabs or q-tips
|little brother polar bear|
What we did:
One afternoon I sat out white paint and blue paper. I told the kids we were going to make polar bear handprints. My toddler came running with his hand out. He gets so excited about having his handprint made. It made me giggle a little at him running through the house with his hand out. These little moments I hold dear. I took turns with him and big brother painting their hands and making prints. When I made my toddler’s print he got really into it and started smearing his hand around before I lifted it up. So we ended up with a smudgy handprint. At the time I was not sure what to do. Make another one or just wait until it dried to see what we could do with the print? I ended up waiting to see what would happen. We left the prints to dry and I got out the color wonder markers and paper for them to sit down for some mess free coloring. I love getting out the color wonder when I can not be right over them to make sure they do not paint the house. Anyone else have adventurous kids when it come to arts and craft supplies? I recently caught my toddler under the kid table with the colored pencils. Oh yeah, thats my son.
Once the prints were dry, I went back with the q-tips and added 2 dots for ears and one for the tail on my oldest son’s print. For my toddler I had to think of what to do. I ended up adding 2 dots as ears and left it. I let them dry a little more. Later, I came back with the sharpies and turned these prints into polar bears. For my oldest son’s I added the 2 black dots for eyes and traced it with a grey sharpie. I also added little lines on the tips of what would be the feet. For my toddlers print I added two black dots for eyes and an upside down heart for a nose and drew a little mouth. Yay, project saved! Now we had two simple, yet cute polar bear handprints. Once the project was complete, we went over the letter p is for polar bear and I printed a few worksheets out from the links below for the kids to color on.
As always, we hope you may have some fun with this too.