Monday, January 18, 2010

Peace Dove Handprints

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we made peace doves using hand prints! This was a quick and fun craft, and it introduced the dove as a symbol of peace.


To make your own peace dove handprint, you will need: white paint, orange and blue construction paper, glue, and a paint brush. Oh yes, and a hand!


First, dip your child's hand into some white paint.


Press onto blue construction paper with fingers closed and thumb extended.


Add a beak....


....and some wings.....

...and an eye!

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!!

12 comments:

Stephanie Griffith said...

That turned out really pretty! My kids love anything having to do with messy handprints so they'd probably love this.

Just Breathe said...

Peace, what a wonderful thing.

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

GOBBLE GOBBLE!

Love,
Mark

Lisa Anne said...

Very cool!

Ivy said...

I've never seen a hand dove. How cool is that?!

EntertainingMom said...

that is spectacular!

danita said...

cute!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Very cute!

Christy said...

So pretty. I love this.

Petula said...

That's a very creative idea and a great way to discuss MLK and give tribute. Fab!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Stephanie -- Messy handprints are a lot of fun, aren't they? Clara would have enjoyed this too, I think, but she was spending some quality time with Mark while all of this was going on.

@ Mark -- Are you implying that our peace dove resembles a distant relative of the albino turkey?? I have no idea what you're talking about.

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

I love this - I am so behind on reading your blog! Look what I missed out on!

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