Hand Print Plate
A preschool centerpiece idea that also uses the children's handprints is a large plate or tray featuring the handprints of the preschooler.
Here is a list of supplies needed for this centerpiece.
- Large plate or tray made of plastic or other strong, sturdy material.
- Finger paints.
- An old t-shirt or plastic apron for each preschooler to wear.
To make this centerpiece, each preschooler is given a plate or tray. Next they are given an old t-shirt or wipe-clean apron to wear to ensure their clothes do not get dirty. A note should be sent home beforehand instructing parents to send one with the preschooler, if none are available at preschool, because they will be painting in class.
With the help of the teacher, each preschooler gets to pick out a color of paint. They then put their hands in the paint, and put their handprints on the plate or tray. The tray or plate should be left to dry, and each student's name should be put on it, along with the date.
Making these centerpieces with preschoolers will not only bring out each child's creativity, but also the plates make a great gift to a parent or grandparent that they will treasure forever.