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Welcome to one of the projects in our series 8 Awesome Handprint Art Projects to do With Your Kids! To learn more about the project and see a complete list of methods, materials and projects, click here to start at the beginning. (new tab will open for you) Affiliate links have been used.

Make a Handprint Kite Painting

5. Kite 
Supplies you will need:

  • Colored paper and paper with patterns if you choose to do the matted look and mount them for impact. (See photos.)
  • Glue sticks for mounting
  • Small paint brushes:  I recommend this brand of brushes.  They do not fall apart like cheaper brushes do, they hold up to frequent use and proper cleaning as well. 
  • Foam flat brushes
  • Colored acrylic paints:  This is the same set I have in my own home.  You get a nice variety of colors at a good price.  Plus, the box this set comes in is sturdy, so you can continue to use it for storage.
  • Black sharpie or nice thin pens for detailing

You will need a dark color for the kite string and a bright color for the kite itself, and then a contrast color for the bows on the string and white for the kite base pieces.

  1.  First, paint the hand (whatever color you want for the kite) with the flat foam brush. Press down well, making sure whole hand is touching paper, then pull up slowly by rolling the hand off to the side, not straight up.
  2. After it dries a little, paint in the white cross on the kite base and then use a dark color for the string and do the bows.
  3. After all paint is dried, you can use pens or markers to add in other details, if desired.
  4. Complete your artwork by mounting it onto a background page that peeks out around the edges to form a frame and give it a matted look.  Use glue stick on the back of your artwork to affix it to the background page.

All posts in this series:

  1. Intro to the series
  2. Red Poppies
  3. Handprint Trees
  4. Handprint Fish
  5. Fingerprint Dandelion
  6. Handprint Kite
  7. Handprint Peacock
  8. Handprint Birds or Chickens
  9. Hand and fingerprint creative scene