Painted Hand Puppets
Ever do hand puppets on a wall using a flashlight or a lamp? This is a more artistic way to build on the same concept, by turning a child's hand into a hand puppet. To start, have children turn their hand sideways, ball up their fingers with the thumb straight on the bottom. In a loose fist; just like you would if you were making a shadow puppet. or let them create their own hand creations, perhaps using fingers for horns, antlers, antennas, a five headed beast, and so on. Provide body paint for the kids and fine tip brushes. Have them paint an animal, monster, or other creature onto their hand. Once dry, have them put on a puppet show with their hand creatures.