I get so busy posting deals and finds that I forget sometimes how amazing my kids are. I was looking at pictures and the picture posted here caught my eye. My 4 year old taught me something amazing. Sometimes you have to change your perspective. She was the only one in our entire group who decided to bend down on the floor. She said, “mom you get a better view if you change where you are.” How true is that? With a simple change she saw something amazing. As you go thru your day make sure you take a moment to change position for a whole new perspective. You may be amazed by what you see! =)
I have been looking at some of the old crafts I did when R was littler and I thought I would share this one with you. I hope that you enjoy making handprint bats for Halloween or for a letter of the week for the letter B.
You will need:
- yarn or thin rope
- A pencil
What to do:
- I used an old cereal box cut open for my cardboard.
- I put the cardboard on the table and painted R’s hands.
- Make sure you cover the entire hand including the fingers. You will need 2 hand-prints per bat.
- Put your child’s hand on the cardboard and make sure they are pressing down on all fingers to get a complete hand print. R wanted to do 2 bats.
- Teachable moment- Take this opportunity to teach your child about color mixing.
- Cut out the hand-prints. If you have an older child you could probably let them cut it.
- Paint the backs of your handprints.
- Glue the hand-prints together with the thumbs overlapping.
- Put a hole in for the string. – You can use a hole cutter or a pair of scissors to put a hole in the neck area of your bat so that you can run your rope into the hole.
- Put the rope into the hole and tie a knot.
- Use a pencil to do your eyes. – I used the eraser for the white and the sharpened side for the black.
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