To make these adorable Handprint Native Americans, 1st get all of the paints & paintbrushes ready in a paint tray.
I started by painting the palm area of my son's left hand a tan color leaving a strip at the top of the palm unpainted.
Next, I painted the unpainted palm strip brown; this makes the headband.
Paint each finger a different color; these are the feathers.
Press the hand down to make a print. My toddler loves to count to 10 before we lift his hand up!
I repeated these same steps with my son's right hand.
When the paint had finished drying, I added facial features and designs.
Oh my gosh, those are adorable!!!
The Activity Mom says
So cute! Tweeting it now! =)
Cute, Cute Cute !!!!!
Activity Idea Place says
oh I just love these!!!!
this probably isn't going to get approved, but although this is a cute idea, it's pretty gosh darned racist. using indians to describe native americans is definitely not a thing anymore and it kind of smacks of colonialism. not a hugely awesome thing to teach kids today. sticking to hand print turkeys is probably a better way to go.
I had no idea that the word Indian was considered racist.... definitely good to know! I will change it to say Native Americans.
Mrs. Coe says
I love this idea! I would like to post this on my blog and link to you.
Actually, what's probably more racist than saying Indian (American Indian or [Region] Indian is considered more acceptable than just Indian, Native American is also okay; better still would be to refer to specific tribes) is the fact that this is the same caricature of Indian that's been seen for years and years that
These are really not a respectful idea, they smack of racism. Natives are not a homogenous group, there are thousands of bands, none of which look like this. See Native Appropriations blog to learn about the harm things like this cause.
Oh my goodness how does anybody look at this as racist? The term Indian maybe not PC but the concept in general? Goodness it's a handprint at ThanksGiving time...not a lesson on bigotry! C'mon people lighten up!
Camille Gillham says
Well, I think this is a great craft and would love to have you join my linky party @costours.blogspot.com