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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Palm Print Faces

We made these Palm Print Faces after the Cotton Bud Painting the other day. I did say we'd always end up with messy art, didn't I? Well, this palm printing is before it got to the really messy state but the children really wanted to get their hands heavily involved so I thought of doing something fun and easy like this!

What you need:
  • Non-toxic paint
  • Brushes (optional)
  • Paper (can be recycled)
  • Your palms!

What you need to do:
  1. Paint the faces onto your palm with a brush or finger.
  2. Press your palm onto the paper. Make sure you place your palm flat onto the paper surface so that the print would be well-formed.

  3. Display your artwork or cut them out, put cardboard backings behind and attach ice-cream sticks to make puppets like the Changing Faces Puppets we made earlier.

Why not paint the faces directly onto the paper? Well, getting your hands dirty and hand printing are always fun, no? :) Palm printing also mimics the familiar potato printing technique, except that there's no need to cut and carve. If you fancy a different design, simply wipe or wash off the paint on your palms and paint a new one!

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