A cool new way to paint! This spray bottle art project is a fun handprint craft for kids that can be adapted into cards and keepsake art for any occasion!
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Handprint Spray Bottle Art
There’s something about spray painting that is just plain fun! This spray bottle painting for kids is a safer way to spray paint and the end result is a beautiful piece of handprint art!
This project works like tape resist art, except you use a paper handprint to cover up the original black cardstock. Then you use spray bottles to “spray paint” over the handprint. Peel back the paper to reveal a gorgeous work of art!
I love this spray bottle art project because you can use different colors and tailor it to any occasion! Fold the paper in half and make it into a card for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day! You could even use this as a fun Valentine’s Day card too!
Or it can be an art project to incorporate into your homeschool day, classroom project for kids, or as a rainy-day boredom buster. So many possibilities!
The best part…you only need a few simple craft supplies!
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- Small spray bottles
- Acrylic craft paint — We used purple, teal, and white
- Black cardstock — or construction paper
- White cardstock — or construction paper
- Scissors & pencil — for tracing and cutting out the handprint
How to Make this Handprint Spray Bottle Painting
Fill each spray bottle halfway with one color of paint. Add water to each bottle and shake to mix. You want the paint to be thin enough to spray easily, but still opaque.
Trace and cut child’s hand out of construction paper. We used white so we could clearly see the handprint against the black paper, but any color will work.
Lightly tape the handprint to a sheet of black cardstock so that the tape is underneath the handprint.
Use spray bottles to spritz paint around the hand, making sure to coat all around the hand so there will be a distinct outline.
TIP: Be sure to place newspaper or cardboard under your cardstock to keep your workspace clean!
Pain with dark colors first, then light colors, and finish with white. We used a galaxy color scheme: purple, teal and white — but you’re welcome to use any colors you like!
Allow to paint to dry completely, then carefully remove the handprint and write a message in the middle of the space where the handprint was.
Now how cute is that?!
More of our favorite handprint crafts for kids:
- Handprint Caterpillar Craft
- Construction Paper Turkey Handprint Craft
- Handprint Flag Craft
- Handprint Angel Kid-Made Christmas Card
Handprint Spray Bottle Art
- Acrylic Paint Purple, blue, teal, white
- Cardstock black, white
- 4 Spray bottles
- Fill each spray bottle halfway with one color of paint. Add water to each bottle and shake to mix so paint is thin enough to spray, but still opaque.
- Trace and cut child's hand out of construction paper. Lightly tape the handprint to black cardstock so that the tape is underneath the handprint.
- Use spray bottles to spritz paint around the hand, making sure to coat all around the hand so there will be a distinct outline.
- Paint with dark colors first, then light colors, and finish with white.
- Allow to paint to dry completely, then carefully remove the handprint and write a message in the middle of the space where the handprint was.
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