The Love Nugget and I made this cute handprint crab last summer 🙂
Crabby Handprint Craft
I’ve been meaning to switch out the 4th of July handprint craft we’ve had hanging in the living room for a few weeks now but.
So I found a cute idea on Pinterest for a handprint crab. Perfect for summer!
I started by making a paint wash by mixing a little blue with water. Then I did a light blue wash on the top of the canvas. When that was dry, I painted with a cream/beige color for the sand (I used an acrylic for this).
When this was dry, I painted the Love Nugget’s hand red (I used a washable poster paint for the handprints) and pressed sideways onto the “sand” on the canvas. I repeated with the other hand in the opposite direction. The Love Nugget has gotten to be pretty good at pressing his hands onto canvas He doesn’t really mind the paint and he LOVES washing his hands in the sink.
To finish up, Ayden and I smeared/painted on a cloud and a sun. Then I glued on some eyes, used a sharpie to draw on a mouth and stamped his name and the date.
Make sure when you are doing this with your little nugget that you have a wet towel near by to wipe off their hands. Also, giving them something in their other hand to distract them a little helps too.