Hands may look boring but just look what you can make with them!
With a little practice, young children given a chunky pencil, felt tip or crayon can draw around their hand. They will find it even easier to draw round yours.
The outlines can then be coloured or patterned and cut out to,make collages or funny people, creatures, trees or flowers. There’s no end to the creativity.
Older children can be challenged to find a different way to texture each of the fingers.
Progress from drawing round a normal hand-spread to moving some of the fingers to suggest dogs, rabbits etc. Just like when you use your hands to make shadows on the wall.
This is a fun family activity which can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities.
It improves hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills and creative thinking.