Painting Hands?

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  1. woobie5

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    Does anyone know of a good procedure to stamp the kids' handprints? I would like them to stamp their left hands and their right hands with paint on a piece of paper to learn "left & right" ... but how on earth do I do it without having a huge mess and lots of chaos?
     
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    My partner has big stamp pads. I don't know where she got them but she likes to shop with Really Good Stuff.

    I use a sponge brush and paint their hands. We both have sinks in our room so that helps with clean up.

    For left and right, I would use red for right and blue for left.
     
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    You can also make your own "stamp pad". Put a little bit of paint on a piece of felt and they stamp their hand on that and then the paper.
     
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    Finger paint works well and cleans up really quickly with a little soap and water. I usually call the kids to me while the rest are playing.
     
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    In addition to the ideas above,use some baby wipes to clean their hands off before they go to a sink to finish washing up.
     
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    That's what I was going to suggest. Do one at a time!
     
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    I like a plate to dip the hands in - then have wipes right next to them, then they can go and wash their hands after wiping most of hte paint off.
     
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    When we do The Kissing Hand the first day of school, I paint the kids' hands with a regular paint brush (thicker than a watercolor brush), and then have them put their hands in a bucket of warm water and it rinses right off because I do it right away. I agree though, I would do one color at a time!! (Or if you have and aide or a parent volunteer, each of you could do a different color!)
     
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    Nasco has nice big ink pads. To keep them from paint/ink all over the place..have a sink full of soapy water ready to go..and the kids have to keep both hands in the air until they are washing in the sink.
     

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