The Beach: Lobster Hand/Footprint Art

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It isn’t summer at the beach without some sweet lobster! Make this simple and adorable “lobstah” using your little ones foot and hands – an instant keepsake!Craft/Activity/Snack: Hand/footprint lobster
Objective: Make a lobster using your childs foot and handprints
Skills Utilized: Patience, creative thinking
Suggested Reading: Lorenzo, the Pizza-Loving Lobster by Claire Lordon
Materials: red paint, paintbrushes, paper, wipes, googly eyes (or make paper eyes like we did!), glue

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Start painting those little hands! Do one at a time and have a wipe ready.

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My best advice is to use a fair amount of paint, but not so much that it is a thick layer. Carefully guide your childs hand/foot down and help press it. Carefully pull up their hand or foot while holding the paper down yourself. Repeat process with both hands and foot in these positions:

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Next, use a thinner brush to connect the hands for the claws, add two small lines at the top to attach the eyes to, and add some lines on the side for the legs

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Glue on the eyes and you have got a cute little project to display all summer long!

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Ways to Expand Upon this Activity:

  1. Let your child use the leftover paint on their hands and feet on a different paper to make a process based piece of art!
  2. Read books about lobster fishing. Watch videos online about lobsters!
  3. Research more about lobsters themselves. They are fascinating little creatures!
  4. Depending on where you live, go to a lobster pound or your local super market and see some lobsters in person!Illustrated Avatar Amanda

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