We have been learning about Native Americans as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving . We recently had the opportunity to go to a Native American festival where the kids were able to see beautiful traditional outfits worn by local Native Americans. When we got home they set to work at the craft table decorating their own costumes and making an adorable Handprint craft (which are always a favorite!). This craft is easy to make and a great way for kids to practice scissor skills because there is no right or wrong way to cut.
The Very First Americans (All Aboard Books)-affiliate link
DK Eyewitness Books: North American Indian-affiliate link
Native American Thanksgiving Handprint Kids Craft
Tan, Red, Orange, Yellow paint
Blue, green, or purple paint
Fold tan paper into thirds and cut along the fold to make 3 parts.
Paint childs palm and thumb tan. Paint the remaining fingers red, orange, yellow, and blue and have child make a handprint on one of the tan pieces of paper. I like to put my hand on the top of their fingers so they don’t wiggle them around. I also suggest having baby wipes on hand for kids to grab onto to avoid handprints all through the house. Set handprint aside to dry.
Have child (fringe) make small cuts along the outside of one of the tan pieces of paper (the third piece or paper is extra) to make the clothing for their Native American.
Have child decorate the clothing. As we crafted the kids referenced the Native American Symbols page available by School at Home. They used black pen to write symbols and paint to add color. Set aside to dry.
Cut out the handprint and have child draw a face on it.
Have child glue their handprint to the top of their Native American clothing.
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Thanks for crafting with us today. If you enjoyed this idea please pin & share it with others so they can enjoy it too! Love, Katie & the Kiddos