Optional: In all options below paste cotton balls or a bit of
cotton batting, or strands of wool yarn over the body
template. Glue head on top.
Option 1: Trace the hand on the bottom area of the
template. Optional: Color the templates. For example,
color black for a Baa, Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme theme. Cut
out and assemble as indicated on the template.
Option 2: Trace the hand on black
construction paper, cut out. Color the template pieces, cut out and
Option 3: Use paint to make a handprint
on sturdy paper, wait to dry, cut out and assemble the body and head
is a small toddler hand the templates will be too big. Have them glue
cotton balls directly on the handprint's palm area and draw eyes
and mouth on the thumb area.
Other decorations: Older children can color the body area and make swirl
designs with glue and paste strands of wool yarn over the
Tape a ribbon or string to the back for a
nice ornament -- and/or write a message in the back (age and