Wednesday, June 9, 2010

stART: The Kissing Hand

We read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn for this week's stART (story + art) project.
We, of course, love this book. We've read it before, but they didn't really remember the story so we pulled it off the shelf. It's about a little racoon who is nervous about leaving his Mom for the day. She tells him the secret of the "kissing hand." She kisses the palm of his hand and tells him whenever he feels lonely, all he has to do is press his hand to his cheek and think, "Mommy loves you." And the kiss will jump to his face and make him feel safe and loved. Then before he goes, he kisses her hand, too, so she will also have a kissing hand. We kissed each other's hands a lot while we read it.

Then I traced their hands onto the back of cereal boxes and cut them out for them.
I had them rip tissue paper into bits, then glue them onto the hand, covering the entire surface.
`The next day, they painted over their dried hands.
their finished Kissing Hands

They found some hearts amidst all of our craft stuff - 2 pink glittery chipboard hearts and one red scrapbook dye cut - and glued them onto the middle of their hands.

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10 comments:

Ticia said...

I love Kissing Hand too, it's such a cute book.

Love the project.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We've never read "Kissing Hand" - but I like your craft :)

Playing by the book said...

What lovely keepsakes, and a great book!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Very cute. I'm saving The Kissing Hand for late summer - just before my 5 year old goes off to Kindergarten!

Kelly said...

One of my favorite books! The craft turned out really nice...a good keepsake.

Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter received this book today from her teacher as a gift on her last day of school. Excited to read it with her.

sbswtp said...

What a cute book! I've never heard of it before.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I need to read this book. The craft looks wonderful too.

Charlene said...

We do the kissing hand on days when I have to work...Nathan loves it. I really like the hands, sweet project!

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Very cute!