Get messy with this Handprint Bonfire

The children will love getting their hands messy with this bonfire painting made from handprints.  To make these you will need the following:

Large Sheet of Black Card
White Card
Brown Paper or Card – in various shades
Red, Orange and Yellow Paint
Paper Plates
PVA Glue/Glue Stick
Painting Smock

To make a Handprint Bonfire

  1. Layout sheets of newspaper to protect work surface and place a white card on top ready for hand  printing.
  2. Add yellow, orage and red to paper plate. Place palm of hands onto the wet paint to fully coat is. Or paint it on with a paintbrush if that is preferred. Make a handprint onto the card. Make 6 hand prints in total then leave the paint to dry.
  3. Tear the brown paper or card into strips. Glue these to the bottom of sheet of black card to look like firewood.
  4. When the handprints are dry, carefully cut them out with scissors.
  5. To complete the bonfire, break up some lolly sticks and glue them to the base of the fire to look like logs.
  6. Complete the bonfire picture by gluing on the handprints so they look like colourful flames leaping from the fire!

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