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Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr 2 | Age: 2 - 8 | Written by: Amy Schamburek

Students will make pictures of crabs using their handprints.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Spread newspaper over the work area.
  2. Paint inside of both hands, including thumbs and fingers, with blue paint.
  3. Make two prints with hands pointing in opposite directions and heels of palms slightly overlapping (thumbs pointing down).
  4. Dip tip of finger in orange paint and draw two "stalks" (for eyes) extending from the palm area. Print a dot at the end of each stalk and add an eye inside each dot with black marker.
  5. Dip pad of thumb in orange paint and make a print at the end of each thumb print for claws. Draw a smile with a black marker.

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Hand-Print Animal Art
by Carolyn Carreiro, Susan Williamson
Unique hand-print animals spring to life as creativity explodes in a burst of color and fun. Kids create special effects and transform hand-prints into finger puppets, cards, mobiles, sculpture, and more.

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