Handprint DIY Wing Art

Get the kids involved to create beautiful, inspiring handprint art.

Handprint DIY Wing Art

Get the kids involved to create beautiful, inspiring handprint art.

Difficulty: Easy (this project can be done with multiple people)

Materials
Large canvas (preferably 36" × 60")
Paint colors
Paint roller (preferably 7–12" wide)
Paint trays
Latex gloves
Paper
Paper towels
Chalk
Tape measure
Scissors
Spray fixative for chalk signatures

Steps
  1. Create a wing template by drawing a wing shape on paper. Once the template is to your liking, cut it out with scissors
  2. After covering your work area, set the large canvas on a table
  3. Pour the first paint color into a tray, and cover the entire canvas with the paint roller, including the edges

  4. Set aside and let dry

  5. Designer Tip: If you leave the wet canvas in the sun, it should dry in about 15 minutes.

  6. Once the canvas is dry, use the tape measure to find the center of the canvas. Then measure the center about 1" away from the top and mark it with chalk

  7. Repeat step 5 for the remaining three sides and connect all points, creating a T shape

  8. Place the wing template on the center of the canvas. Trace it with chalk, and then remove the template to reveal the wing

  9. Pour the other four paint colors into separate trays
  10. Put on the gloves. Cover the palms of your hands in the second color and close your fingers, slightly tucking your thumb to your palm. Pat each wing from the top to the middle five times with your closed left and right palms

  11. Repeat steps 8 and 9 to cover the wings in different-color handprints
  12. Note: When patting your hands down the wings, you don’t always have to pat five times. If you like how the wings look with more or fewer pats, that’s completely fine! Make this project your own.

  13. Set aside to dry, and hang in desired setting