Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thumb, Thumb, Finger, Hand{print} Canadian Flag

This is a great craft for the little ones because it takes very little skill and provides you with a cherished keepsake you can keep up all year or pull out every Canada Day as they get older.

Materials Needed:

  • Tempera Paint - red
  • Plain canvas 
  • Painter's Tape
  • Disposable Pie Plate or other vessel for the paint

* If you can't find an inexpensive canvas (I got mine at the dollar store) then you can do this craft on a sheet of white paper and frame it with an inexpensive frame to protect it for years to come.


  1. Use the painter's tape to mark off the two vertical spaces at the left and right of the canvas that you want to be painted red by your child.
  2. Have your child use their finger tips to fill in the bulk of the tow vertical spaces you created.  
  3. When the spaces are complete, remove the painter's tape.
  4. Help your child dip their entire hand into the red paint.
  5. Carefully press their hand down in the middle of the white space left in the middle to form the 'maple leaf'.
  6. When it is dry, if your child can write, have them sign their name and date on the corner.  Otherwise you can do it for them.

Hang your flag in a place of honor.  Happy Canada Day!

1 comment :

  1. I LOVE this idea - can't wait to try it with my daughter when she's a bit older. What a great craft! I want to come to your house to do all these crafts!!


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