These 4th of July handprint art activities are awesome ways to enjoy special holiday fun with your kids.
You’ll have a blast with these printable pages (7 blank and 7 examples in color) to celebrate Fourth of July in a custom way.
Get creative ideas for using these free printable handprint art activities and grab your pack today!
Help Your Kids Create Special Memories This 4th of July
Easily enjoy an amazing activity with your kids this 4th of July – while making super cute keepsakes to delight in for years to come.
4th of July is already filled with fun activities and events. Fireworks, parades, and picnics are fantastic ways to have special moments with your kids.
But, sometimes you need a quiet activity to help your kids slow down, relax, and still have fun.
Handprint art is a wonderful way to boost your holiday celebration with kids. Add this creative activity to your:
- Family get-together
- Library or community event
- Summer camp
- Vacation Bible School (VBS)
- Summer boredom busters
What Is Handprint Art? (And Why Is It So Awesome?)
Handprint art is simply applying paint (or ink) to your child’s hands (and fingertips) then gently pressing onto paper.
A few of the reasons that handprint art rocks are:
- Kids of all ages can get into the fun
- Only a few supplies are needed
- With a bit of prep, mess can be kept to a minimum
- Simple ways to create special keepsakes
- Fun possibilities for creative expression
How to Enjoy Handprint Art Activities with Your Kids
Sounds like a lot of awesome holiday fun but not so sure about the mess?
Here are a few tips and tricks to make your 4th of July handprint art experiences as relaxing and fun as possible:
- Prep your materials ahead of time. Suggested materials include:
- Washable paint
- Foam brushes
- Paint brushes
- Newspaper or plastic tablecloth for quick clean-up
- Hand wipes or baby wipes (to quickly wipe paint off hands and fingertips)
- Crayons and markers (to complete the black-and-white pictures and 4th of July phrases)
- Print extra copies of each 4th of July handprint activities, in case kids want to make more than one.
- Print these pages on white cardstock for added durability (and less likelihood of paint to bleed through).
- Remind your kids that each project will be unique and doesn’t have to be “perfect”. Sometimes hands or fingers twitch or move – and that’s okay. Chat about how you can turn the work into an extra special creation.
- When your kids are done with their handprint project, prompt them to “freeze like a statue” (so you can wipe off their hands before they run around touching stuff!).
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What’s In This Free 4th of July Handprint Art Activities Pack?
This free set of 4th of July handprint art activities includes a variety of styles with 7 blank and 7 examples (in color).
The 7 styles (with tips on making) include:
- Let Freedom Ring! with 2 patriotic hats:
- Paint only the 4 fingers and (hand) base of right hand blue. Press upside down under left hat.
- Paint only the 4 fingers and (hand) base of left hand red. Press upside down under right hat.
- 4th of July with body of a bald eagle:
- Paint the left hand brown. Press as the wing of the eagle.
- Happy Independence Day with flag pole and USA and stars:
- Paint the base of the left hand blue. Paint the fingers and thumbs and red. Press as flag on pole.
- When paint is dry, use white paint to add stars (or use stickers).
- I ❤️️ America 1776:
- Paint right hand red. Press hand upside down at an angle under “1776”.
- Paint left hand blue. Press hand upside down at an angle under “I”.
- When paint is dry, use white paint to make stripes on red handprint.
- Sweet Land of Liberty with Statue of Liberty:
- Paint left hand yellow. press as light of torch.
- Optional: Add orange and red paint to look more like fire.
- Bold Stripes Bright Stars Brave Hearts with United States of America with stars and stripes:
- Paint base of left hand white or gray. Paint fingers and thumb brown. Press hand upside down into blank space.
- When paint is dry, use black paint for eyes and yellow or orange for beak.
- Made in America with tree trunk and stars:
- Paint left hand green. Press as leaves of tree.
Get Your Free Set of 4th of July Handprint Art Activities
High five! You’re on your way to enjoying special activities for 4th of July fun with your kids!
This free pack includes 7 printable (PDF) pages featuring 4th of July handprint art activities.
You may print as many copies of these coloring activities as you’d like to enjoy with your kids. If you have a friend or co-worker who might like to boost their 4th of July fun, please share this post. I truly appreciate your sharing!
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