Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

My Kitchen Tip Tuesday is a little different this week. I think the only way it relates to the kitchen is that we did this craft IN the kitchen. LOL

This is the handprint poem with the children's handprints on them.

For those of you who don't know me, I have 5 babysitting kids that come full-time, Monday through Friday. Our son did one of these papers too, he's 5 years old. Our daughter is almost 18, so she didn't make one. LOL However, she did make one when she was around 4 years old. We put it in a picture frame & it is still hanging in my kitchen. :)

We used regular construction paper & washable poster paint. Our daughter typed the poem up on the computer & printed it out for me (she didn't write the poem, just copied it from the paper she had made when she was little). We used Elmer's glue to paste on the poem, & then each child did their hand print. It was a challange, as 3 of the kids are under 2 years old. One of them it took many tries as she wanted to finger paint instead of holding her hands still. LOL I would suggest that you take a couple practice runs on a plain piece of paper first. That's what we did & it really helped. Here is the poem:

Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
One furniture and walls.

But all the time I'm growing~
I'll be grown up some day
And all those tiny handprints
Will surely fade away.

So here's a final handprint
Just so you can recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.

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Lori said...

They look like they all turned out good!

Jane said...

They really did! The one girl, who just turned 2, I had the hardest time with hers. We'd practice on a white paper, but everytime we'd go to do it on the green paper with the poem, she's swril her hands around like she was finger painting. Even with me trying to guide her hands & me trying to keep them still! LOL We finally got a good enough one on the 3rd try. (Dd had to go print off more poems because we kept having to re-do the 2 year old's. ) The two youngest (less than 2 years old) did pretty good! I had them sitting in their high chairs watching while everyone else did theirs. So by the time I get to them, they knew by watching what they were supposed to do & it went smoothly. :)