Painted Hands


The human body is an amazing canvas, which we adorn daily with both temporary and permanent expressions of who we are. Think makeup, hair dye, tattoos and piercings. Hands make a particularly cool canvas for kids, allowing them to easily paint their designs and bring them to life with motion.


  • face painting kit
  • brushes
  • bowl with water



This is a great rainy day activity, and if kids need some convincing, have them look at the amazing hand paintings by artists Annie Ralli, Guido Daniele and Mario Mariotti. It will surely inspire them to come up with some designs of their own.


I recommend using a face painting kit because of their hypo-allergenic, non toxic paints. They’re easy to use and to wash off. And don’t forget to take some photos, before you wash your wonderful creations down the drain.




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20 responses to “Painted Hands

  1. Did you just stop at the hands, or did you go further? LOL

  2. Well how fun it that?!! I’ve always wanted to try face painting, but this looks so much more interesting!

  3. Very cool!! Loved it!

  4. Hi! Just found your blog via Ladybug Blessings, and I so impressed with the amount of projects you’ve got listed here. Just started following in FB and I’m looking forward to looking through your ideas!

  5. those turned out SOOO cute! Thansk for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays!!! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    Oh and just to let you know I’ve got a Photobook giveaway from Smilebooks going on this week. Three winners will each get a free photobook valued up to $300 each!! Come on over… low entries!

  6. Oh my goodness. What creative kiddo wouldn’t go crazy for this!?! I love it. Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky Party!

  7. Good old face paint! I loved having my face painted when I was little, but I don’t think I ever had my hand painted. Looks like fun! I may have to have a go…

  8. What fun ideas. My youngest would have so much fun doing this. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

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