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Three Wise Men Handprint-Fingerprint Craft

Three Wise Men Handprint-Fingerprint Craft

My toddler daughter and I enjoy making handprint crafts together for each holiday of the year. She loves playing in the paint. I love making a simple craft with her that locks a small piece of her in time. If you are looking for a fun craft to make with your child this holiday season, try my Three Wise Men handprint-fingerprint craft.

Materials

  • Brown, blue, pink, purple, dark green, light green, and gold nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s palm.
  3. Press three brown handprints onto the bottom of the sheet of paper with the fingers pointing down. Reapply the brown paint as necessary.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some blue paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of paint on your child’s finger.
  7. Press the blue fingerprint directly above the first brown handprint.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  9. Pour some pink paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of paint on your child’s finger.
  11. Press the pink fingerprint directly above the first brown handprint.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  13. Pour some purple paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of paint on your child’s finger.
  15. Press the purple fingerprint directly above the first brown handprint.
  16. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  17. Pour some light green and light brown paint onto the cardboard.
  18. Allow your child to decorate the bottom of the paper directly under the brown handprints with green fingerprints.
  19. Wash the paint off your child’s fingers.
  20. Pour some gold paint onto the cardboard.
  21. Use a paintbrush to paint gold crowns on top of the blue, pink, and purple fingerprints and to paint a gold star in the sky.

Over the past year, my daughter and I have enjoyed making handprint crafts for each holiday. For our Christmas craft this year, she and I made the Three Wise Men using handprints and fingerprints. Merry Christmas!

Brown, Blue, Pink, Purple, Dark Green, Light Green Acrylic Paint Three Brown Handprints

Blue Fingerprint on Brown Handprint Pink Fingerprint on Brown Handprint

Purple Fingerprint on Brown Handprint Light Green and Dark Green Fingerprints

Gold Crowns and Christmas Star Three Wise Men Handprint-Fingerprint Craft

For more fun holiday crafts, try my M Is for Mistletoe Footprint Craft, Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft, and Christmas Tree Handprint-Fingerprint Craft.

Image Credits

hree Wise Men Handprint-Fingerprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
Brown, Blue, Pink, Purple, Dark Green, Light Green Acrylic Paint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Three Brown Handprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Blue Fingerprint on Brown Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Pink Fingerprint on Brown Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Purple Fingerprint on Brown Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Light Green and Dark Green Fingerprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Gold Crowns and Christmas Star © 2013 Heather Johnson
Three Wise Men Handprint-Fingerprint Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson

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