Hi! I’m Erica from eLeMeNO-P Kids and I’m so excited to be here sharing a super fun school supplies handprint craft you can make with your kiddos before you send them back to school!
I can’t believe it’s that time of year already! Where, oh where did summer go so quickly?! I always get a little sad before sending my little one back to school, and look for fun ways to end our summer with a bang. This back to school handprint is super easy to make and a great keepsake to keep at home, a great first day of school activity to use in the classroom, or it would even make a great first day of school sign for your child to hold in their notorious “first day” pictures!
How to make the School Supplies Handprint Craft
- Craft paint or washable paint: Red, yellow, green, blue, white, and pink
- Sharpie marker
Paint the palm of your child’s hand green. Then paint each finger a different color. We used: pink/thumb, blue/pointer, white/middle, red/ring, yellow/pinky.
Stamp your child’s hand down on a white piece of paper. Let handprint dry completely.
When handprint is dry, use various markers and the Sharpie to turn each finger into a school supply.
- Pink Thumb = Eraser
- Blue Pointer = Ruler
- White Middle = Bottle of Glue
- Red Ring = Crayon
- Yellow Pinky = Pencil
Feel free to write anything you’d like on the palm of the hand. I chose to just write “Back To School 2015”, but you may want to include your child’s name, age, and grade on yours.
I hope you enjoy this craft and treasure that little school hand for years to come! I would love it if you dropped by our Facebook Wall to share your school supplies handprints when you are done!
Looking for more back-to-school fun? Here are 15 Back To School Books that are super fun to read the night before the first day of school!
And if you’re sending your little one off to Kindergarten, oh, I know how you must be feeling! Check out my Surviving the First Day of Kindergarten Guide to find out how you can make the transition smooth and worry free!