DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Handprint - Dove (Unity) Wreath
This wreath symbolizes cultural unity - you can make it with or without the dove in the center.
You can have one child make this on their own or have a group of children or family members all contribute a few handprints to make one big wreath.
- paint in various skin-tone colors. If you have brown, yellow, red
and white you can mix your own colors - in my opinion mixing your own skin colours is what makes this project lots of fun - children enjoy experimenting
with mixing colors. Try these combinations:
- tiny amount of red + small amount of yellow + white
- tiny amount of red + white
- brown + white
- yellow + small amount of brown
- Make between 9 and 12 handprints in various skin tone colors by dipping
hand in paint and stamping it on the paper.
- Let dry.
- DOVE: Trace your hand with the thumb extended and 4 fingers close
together onto the center of a piece of white paper.
- Glue on a beak from orange construction paper or draw one on with
- Draw on a wing and an eye with black pencil crayon or marker
- Cut out the skin tone handprints and glue them together in a circle to
form a wreath.
- Glue the dove onto the back of the wreath (so the wreath acts like a
picture frame). Trim the edges of the paper the dove is on as
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