Let's have fun learning about x-rays! Preschoolers and kindergartners will enjoy making their very own handprint x-ray. This could be used in an all about me unit or for a letter X craft.
X is for X-ray Handprint Craft
- black construction paper
- white paint
- paint brush
- white crayon or colored pencil
*This craft and instruction were originally posted on Artsy Momma. Head over to see the other fun x-ray and skeleton x-ray crafts we made!
Draw a bubble letter X on a black sheet of construction paper (an outline of the letter). Next to it, trace the child’s hand or ask them to trace their hand and part of their arm. Write the words, “is for X-ray.” Draw 2 bones inside inside the X and have them color it. Another idea would be to use q-tips.
Using the same hand that was traced, add white painted lines down each of the fingers. Please note that I did not paint the entire area hand so there would be black showing between the white paint and the white outline. Paint a thick white strip at the bottom of the palm. Paint 4 lines connecting the 4 fingers to the strip. Paint 2 thick lines on a section of the arm. Have the child make a print by matching the outline on the paper.
Now they have their very own pretend x-ray of the hand!