Wednesday, June 11, 2014

137 Hand and Feet {Print} Projects for Kids


EPIC {Painted} Hands and Feet RoundUP! 

EPIC {Painted} Hands & Feet RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

WELCOME to my first EPIC RoundUP that stands HANDS above the rest!
I've gathered well over 100 images from my author-illustrator school visits! 
The common thread is HANDS & feet!
ALL HANDS on DECK! 
HANDS DOWN this is gonna be a DOOZIE!
You're gonna wanna HAND me a prize when you finish! 
Raise-your-hand if you appreciate HAND projects. 


One of my favorite things making my author, music-lady school visits is to get the 'audience' all tuned up, on the same channel and MOVING together. I LUV LUV LUV when we get a good photo of everyone's hands moving in the same direction at the same time. The one above from southern Texas is an all-time favorite. We really packed that library full to the brim!

Let's get this party started with a look at some amazing work that I had the chance to record during my tour across Reggio Emilia, Italy! We'll then do some collaborative school welcome and classroom hands.... next comes hands through the seasons and holidays. We'll conclude with Art room hand projects and author welcome hand-rainbows. Please plan to pin your favorites as you look around. 

DRUMROLL...................................... REGGIO!

 Bulletin Board of Collaborative Toddler Painting in Reggio Emilia, Italy ( via RainbowsWithinReach)

LITTLE ones! Toddlers. WAY before preschool. My favorite part of this hands + feet project, is the manner in which the 'process' is documented with photographs, within the finished mural. 

There are actually two different mural paintings. 
One created primarily with hands (in blue) that becomes the sky 
and the second created by feet (in green) that becomes the grass. 
They are then spliced together to create one landscape backdrop.

 Bulletin Board of Collaborative Toddler Painting in Reggio Emilia, Italy ( via RainbowsWithinReach)

Here's a better glimpse of the photo documentation. 

 Bulletin Board of Collaborative Toddler Painting in Reggio Emilia, Italy ( via RainbowsWithinReach)

Here's another toddler room's painting experience and their photo documentation. 
"Uni Scia di Colore" loosely translates: "The Trail of Color." 

Reggio, Italy: Documenting Process Art with Toddlers at RainbowsWithinReach

The thing about hands? 
They're easily available. 
Accessible. 
They can serve as a template. 
Something of a stencil.
Incorporating hands (and feet) from the very beginning? 
Bolsters confidence.  

EPIC {Painted} Hands & Feet RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

EPIC {Painted} Hands & Feet RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach
FLASHBACK to our WonderTwinzees on an Arts Field Trip in Preschool

EPIC Hands & Feet RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Even older students take comfort in the occasional flashback
and incorporate a hand tracing as they mature. 
This one was a gift given to a favorite teacher and hanging next to her desk. 

Now let's take a gander at the Power-of-Pinterest!
I don't know who created the first collaborative hands 
bulletin board. 
I personally have seen three different variations on the theme. 
Same 'quote.' 
Same concept. 
Different interpretation. 
Three different ways! 


Three Variations of Classroom Collaborations for Individual Painted Hands via RainbowsWithinReach

The first one I saw in Indiana. 
The third was in Florida. 
To tell you the truth I can't quite remember where I took the second photo. 

 Classroom Collaboration for Individual Painted Hands via RainbowsWithinReach

EPIC {Painted} Hands & Feet RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach


Back to School Hand Art in Kindergarten via RainbowsWithinReach

Back to School Hand Art in Kindergarten via RainbowsWithinReach

I do remember that this decorated door with personalized hands was in Colorado! 

Classroom Door of Individual Decorated Hands via RainbowsWithinReach

Also from CO is the following MASSIVE hand-collaboration.
Rachel's Challenge is an out growth of the Columbine story. 
You can go to their website to see the incredible outreach provided across the country. 


Classroom Door of Individual Decorated Hands via RainbowsWithinReach

Personalized Hands in Showcase Display at RainbowsWithinReach

Now let's leave the hallways and go into some classrooms.
First let's go inside!
You're going to find hand word walls, behavior helps and more! 


Handprint Painted Wreath for Classroom Door at RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hands for Circle of Friendship at RainbowsWithinReach


Painted Handprints for Letter Recognition at RainbowsWithinReach

Job Chart with Hands for Name Plates at RainbowsWithinReach

Kindergarten Job Chart via RainbowsWithinReach

Preschoolers "Sign" Their Hand Prints at RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hand Prints for Class Decoration at RainbowsWithinReach


First Grade Classroom Rule  Using Theme of Respect

EPIC {Painted} Hands & Feet RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach


Hand as Storytelling Devise {RoundUP of Hands at RainbowsWithinReach}

Using 'Hand' for Classroom Behavior Management at RainbowsWithinReach

***Do you want a copy of this printable above? 
Here's the LINK to the FREEBIE from "Peace Love and Learning." 

Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach




"Hand Jive" Kindergarten Chart for Behavior Management via RainbowsWithinReach

Sight Words Handwritten on Hand Template


"High Five" Behavior Goals in Elementary School

Classroom Clock Adorned with Hands {Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

And now to begin the MANY, MANY Hand print projects. 
Paint those hands. 
Trace those hands. 
And the piggies, too! 
After a little: "All About Me" 
we'll go to some classic children's picture book extensions. 
Then there are a few Hands-on room decorations!

Painted Hand Prints Create Personalized "Hair" at RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hand Prints become "Very Hungry Caterpillar" {Painted Hand/Foot RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Eric Carle-like Painted Handprints for Mother's Day in Painted Hands + Feet RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: Eric Carle-like Painted Handprints for Mother's Day via Eric Carle RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Classic Classroom Caterpillar made out of painted hand prints (via RainbowsWithinReach)

Traced Hands for "The Kissing Hand" {All Things 'Hands' RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom with Painted Hand Palm Tree

Dr. Seuss Things from Painted Hand Print RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board via RainbowsWithinReach

Dr. Seuss Chart of Favorite Books by Vote (via Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach)

Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board for "Things" from Handprints via RainbowsWithinReach


Hand Print Bulletin Board with Rhyme {via Hand Print RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Bulletin Board of Random Acts of Kindness {Hands RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Painted Hand Prints Decorate Classroom Shelf {Hand Print RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Art Poster Reminder for Painting {via Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Now let's begin with "Back-to-School" painted hands. 
Bulletin Boards and some more decorated classroom doors! 
Nothing says "BTS" like an apple poem with painted hand prints! 
Once we get beyond launching school, fall is in the air!
Then blink your eyes and the march of holidays begin!!!

Back to School Bulletin Board on Apple Theme: Cooperative Art Project with Painted Handprints and Rhyme

Fall Season Mural (From Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach)

Bulletin Board: Fall in Love with Reading {Hand Print RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Fall Painted Hand Print Bulletin Board {via Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Fall Painted Hand Print Bulletin Board {via Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Hand as Tree Truck with Fall Foliage {Hand RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach}

Fall Painted Hand Print Bulletin Board {via Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Fall Painted Hand Print Bulletin Board {via Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Fall Painted Hand Print Bulletin Board {via Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Collaborative Fall Leaf Bulletin Board for Back-to-School (Handprint Cut Outs Roundup via RainbowsWithinReach

Fall Painted Hand Print Bulletin Board {via Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Spiders from Handprint Cut Outs at RainbowsWithinReach

Fall Bulletin Board with Turkey Hand Prints ~~ HANDS RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach

Turkey from Handprint Cut Outs at RainbowsWithinReach


Our Little Turkeys: Painted Handprints  RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Classroom Door Decoration for Thanksgiving (Hand RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Painted Handprint as a Turkey (Hand RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint filled with Texture (Beans) via RainbowsWIthinReach

Turkey Handprint Painting with Rhyme (Hand RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Turkey Handprints with Feathers in Head Start via RainbowsWithinReach

Turkeys Painted from Footprints with Feathers via RainbowsWithinReach

Turkeys with Hand Print Painted Feathers at RainbowsWithinReach

Turkey with Hand Prints for Feathers at RainbowsWithinReach

Hand prints painted as turkeys for Thanksgiving (RoundUP of all things 'hands' via RainbowsWithinReach)

Painted Handprint Christmas Wreath for Bulletin Board for RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Handprint Christmas Wreath for Bulletin Board for RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hand Prints as Christmas Trees at RainbowsWithinReach

Collaborative Pine Tree from Painted Hand Prints at RainbowsWithinReach

Christmas Tree Made from Hand Tracings {Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}



Painted Hand Print Reindeer at RainbowsWithinReach

Reindeer Created from Traced Hands {Hand Print RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Hands and Foot Painted to Create a Reindeer {Painted Hands RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Hand Prints make a Christmas Wreath at RainbowsWithinReach


Angel made from Glitter Hand Prints and Paper Plate via RainbowsWithinReach


Angel made from Glitter Hand Prints and Paper Plate via RainbowsWithinReach

Angel Craft from Hand prints and foot prints with poem via RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hand Prints become Winter Snow Scene at RainbowsWithinReach


Hand Prints as Snowflakes at RainbowsWithinReach


Unique as a Snowflake Bulletin Board (from "Hand" RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Hand Print Cut-Outs Create Snowflakes at RainbowsWithinReach


Penguins with Painted Hand Prints {from "Hand" RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Penguins from Painted Footprints via RainbowsWithinReach


Snow People from Painted Feet via RainbowsWithinReach

100 Day Bulletin Boards with 100 Painted HandPrints in a Heart Collaboration

Counting by tens using Cut Out Handprints for 100 Day of School Celebration

Valentine's Day Bulletin Board with Painted Hand Prints via RainbowsWithinReach

Valentine's Day Bulletin Board with Painted Hand Prints via RainbowsWithinReach

Valentine's Day Bulletin Board with Painted Hand Prints via RainbowsWithinReach

Valentine's Day Bulletin Board with Cut-Out Hand Prints via RainbowsWithinReach

Hand Prints on Scripture Verse Bulletin Board at RainbowsWithinReach


Bulletin Board of Sunshine from Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWIthinReach

Handprint bulletin board for spring, flower handprints

Spring bulletin board (from "Hand" RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Spring bulletin board (from "Hand" RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Spring bulletin board (from "Hand" RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Classroom Door Decorated with Hands Creating a Flower with Roots at RainbowsWithinReach


Earth Day collaboration with Debbie Clement art for preschool, Head Start, Kindergarten

Spring Flower with Painted Hand & Foot Prints via RainbowsWithinReach RoundUP


Spring Flower with Painted Hand & Foot Prints via RainbowsWithinReach RoundUP


Spring Flower with Painted Hand  Prints via RainbowsWithinReach RoundUP

Collaborative Painting with Painted Fingers and Finger Prints at RainbowsWithinReach

Sunflowers from Cut Hand Prints at RainbowsWithinReach

Sunflowers from Cut Hand Prints at RainbowsWithinReach


Sunflowers from Cut Hand Prints at RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hand Prints Become Flower at RainbowsWithinReach



Painted Foot Prints become "Tulips" at RainbowsWithinReach


Mother's Day Kindergarten Gift, handprint for Mother's Day on ceramic tile,

Painted Handprint Floral Bouquet

Mother's Day handprint rhyme, poem for Mother's Day, craft gift for Mother's Day

Mother's Day Book Mark from Printed Finger Prints at RainbowsWithinReach

Mother's Day Painted Hand Keepsake with Rhyme at RainbowsWithinReach

Mother's Day Painted Hand Keepsake at RainbowsWithinReach


Class Mural Collaboration of Individual Handprint paintings creating a Sunflower in Bloom.

Painted Handprint Flowers in Reggio Emilia Italy

Sunshine Made with Hand Tracings (from Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach)

Spring Flowers with Hand Tracings at RainbowsWithinReach

Bulletin Board with Painted Hand Prints for Spring

Bulletin Board for Mother's Day, Spring bulletin board, Handprint bulletin board

 handprint paintings for kindergarten, Mother's Day art project, preschool craft for Mother's Day

Painted Hand Prints as Spring Peeps at RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hand Prints as Spring Peeps at RainbowsWithinReach


Chickens made with Paper Plate and Cut Hand Print at RainbowsWithinReach

Hand Print Painted Owl Keepsake in Preschool via RainbowsWithinReach

Hand Print Painted Owl Keepsake in Preschool via RainbowsWithinReach

Bumble Bee with Painted Hand Prints at RainbowsWithinReach


Lady Bug with Traced Hand Detail at RainbowsWithinReach

Lady Bug with Traced Hand Detail at RainbowsWithinReach

DIY Tutorial for Lady Bug Hand Puppet at RainbowsWithinReach

Hand Prints Create a Bird in a Nest at RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hands as Birds {Hand Print RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}


Spring Ducks with Hand Traced Wings at RainbowsWithinReach


Painted Hands on Parrots as Wings at RainbowsWithinReach


Painted Hand Print becomes Goldfish at RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: footprint paintings of butterflies, children's artwork for spring, bulletin board, preschool


Lions from Paper Plates and Painted Hand Print at RainbowsWithinReach

Painted Hand Prints becomes Lion's Mane at RainbowsWithinReach


Tall Giraffe Bulletin Board for zoo unit or jungle theme (Kindergarten Artwork)

Dinosaurs with Painted Hand Print Details at RainbowsWithinReach

Eagles with Hand Prints as Wings at RainbowsWithinReach

Eagles with Hand Prints as Wings at RainbowsWithinReach

Patriotic Bulletin Board with Eagles and Hand Print Wings (from HAND RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Patriotic Wreath made from Cut Hand Tracings at RainbowsWithinReach "HAND" RoundUP

American Flag with Painted Hand Print Stripes at RainbowsWithinReach

Flag of painted handprints

American Flag with Painted Hand Print Stripes at RainbowsWithinReach

Children's Painted Handprints Create American Flag

Painted Handprint Map of Italy at RainbowsWithinReach

Father's Day Painted Foot Prints at RainbowsWithinReach

Father's Day Painted Foot Prints at RainbowsWithinReach



Melted Beads in Hand Print Sun Catcher at RainbowsWithinReach HAND RoundUP

Process Art with Painted Hand Prints as Design Element at RainbowsWithinReach

Hands with Zentangle Art Design at RainbowsWithinReach

Hands with Zentangle Art Design at RainbowsWithinReach

Hands as Design Element at RainbowsWithinReach

Hand as Fine Art {Hand RoundUP at RainbowsWithinReach}

Elementary Art project with hand tracings via RainbowsWithinReach

Elementary Art project with hand tracings via RainbowsWithinReach

Hand as Design Art Project at RainbowsWithinReach

Hand as Design Art Project at RainbowsWithinReach


Color Theory explained through Painted Handprints with Partner

Color Theory explained through Painted Handprints

Collage of Kindergarten "Picasso-Inspired" Bouquets via RainbowsWithinReach


Collage of Kindergarten "Picasso-Inspired" Bouquets via RainbowsWithinReach

Kindergarten Picasso Expression for Spring via RainbowsWithinReach

Art History in Elementary School at RainbowsWithinReach


Keepsake for leaving Preschool and heading to kindergarten

Handprint poem for Preschool Keepsake

Preschool graduation keepsake, handprint rhyme

Handprint Poem suitable for Grandparent's Day



Handprint Poem via RainbowWithinreach

Handprint poem for preschool, handprint rhyme for kindergarten graduation

Finger Print Bugs in Keepsake Gift/Auction Item at RainbowsWithinReach

Finger Print Bugs in Keepsake Gift/Auction Item at RainbowsWithinReach

Collaborative Tree with Painted Hand Prints at RainbowsWithinReach

Rainbow + Pot of Gold via RainbowsWithinReach

RainbowsWithinReach meets Kindergarten Smorgasboard

Rainbow collaboration from individual Traced Handprints

Rainbow collaboration from individual Traced Handprints

Classic Rainbow from Painted Hand Prints as Bulletin Board Cover

Classic Rainbow from Painted Hand Prints as Bulletin Board Cover


Rainbow from Painted Feet at RainbowsWithinReach

Rainbow from Painted Feet at RainbowsWithinReach


Bulletin Board to Celebrate the Sunshine of Summer -- painted feet!! (from Hand & Feet RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)




photo of: Crossing the Midline: gross motor activities prepare young bodies for future reading


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