Stamp a Hand print Candy Cane

Stamp a Hand print Candy Cane

What’s red and white and sweet all over? Candy canes, of course! This tactile painting activity gives kids permission to get messy (just a little bit!) while creating a decorative candy cane mosaic from red and white hand prints. Hang them on the wall as decorations, place them on your Christmas tree, or give them away as personalized keepsakes.

What You Need:

  • Large piece of paper
  • Red and white paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Marker
  • Pencil

What You Do:

  1. Lay the paper on a flat work surface and use the marker to help your child draw a thick outline of a candy cane. The candy cane should be slightly wider than your child’s hand.
  2. With your child, pencil in lines where the stripes will go.
  3. Check to make sure her hands are clean, then help her paint the candy cane with an even coat of white paint.
  4. Starting at the bottom of the outline, help her stamp a hand print to form the first stripe.
  5. Continue stamping white hand prints on alternating stripes, recoating her hand with paint for each hand print.
  6. Help your child wash her hand. Once her hand is thoroughly dry, repeat the process on the alternate stripes using red paint.

When the painted candy cane is completely dry, invite your child to cut out the candy cane and hang it up.

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