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Body crafts

Crafts with hands or feet

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • paint or ink
  • number stamps
  • crayons or pencils
  • paper, size A3

Let’s get to work:

  1. The children draw the contours of both hands with crayons or pencils. If needed they can help each other.
  2. Next, they will use the number stamps to indicate the number of fingers on their hands.
  3. Then they’ll use paint or ink to make their fingerprints.
  4. To finish the project the children use stamps to write their name on.

 

You can also do this with one hand, or even with a foot.

Materials needed :

  • scissors or a prickpen
  • pink or brown paper to trace the hands
  • other colour paper to stick the hands on
  • crayons or pencils

Let’s get to work:

  1. The children draw the contours of both hands with crayons or pencils. If needed they can help each other.
  2. Next they will use the number stamps to indicate the number of fingers on their hands.
  3. Then they’ll use paint or ink to make their fingerprints.
  4. To finish the project the children use stamps to write their name.

Crafts related to the face

      A selfportrait with paint, made by 4 to 6 years olds.

Creating your own face with paper

Materials needed :

  • a circle (the head)
  • paper in different colours
  • scissors
  • glue

Let’s get to work:

  1. The children use their own creativity to make their face. Beforehand you can make them look into a mirror and examine their face.

Crafts related to the body

Materials needed :

  • a circle (the head)
  • paper in different colours
  • scissors
  • glue
  • tube of a paper towel roll

Let’s get to work:

  1. The children use their own creativity to make their face and body. Beforehand you can make them look into a mirror and examine their face.

Other body crafts

Creating a mirror

Materials needed :

  • a circle (the head)
  • paper in different colours
  • scissors
  • glue
  • a template of a handmirror
  • aluminium foil

Let’s get to work:

  1. Trace the template of the handmirror on a piece of carton or let the children trace the mirror.
  2. Let them cut out the mirror.
  3. Give them a piece of aluminium foil and let them cut out a circle.
  4. Use dots in different colours and let the children make a sequence.
  5. The lower picture is an easier version for younger children.