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HANDPRINT DISHCLOTH

Handprint Dishcloth

Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr. 2 | Age: 2 - 8yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the founders of KinderArt.com]
Summary:

Kids can create a memory of little hands that mom can keep with her forever.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Children paint their hands using a sponge or a paintbrush and make a handprint on the washcloth.
  2. If you have a dark colored dishcloth, then use a light colored paint and visa versa.
  3. Use a paintbrush to write the date on the corner of the dishcloth. (The child's name can go there too).
  4. You can get really creative and try this on oven mitts, an apron (visualize a "bouquet" of hand and footprints all over mom's apron.) The sky's the limit.
  5. *Make sure you follow the directions for setting the fabric paint (the direction will be on the paint container). That way the washing machine will deliver mom back the same wonderful handprints wash after wash.

Here is a poem to go along with the dishcloth:

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF PRINTOUT OF THE POEM

Sometimes I might upset you
Just because I'm small
By leaving fingerprints of mine
On a table, chair or wall.
But everyday I grow a bit
And I'll be big one day
When all my tiny fingerprints
Have long been cleaned away
So keep these prints of my two hands
To help you to recall
Just how big my fingers were
That time when I was small.


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All New Crafts for Mother's and Father's Day
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