Hand Map

A collage made in the shape of your hand is a fun project for children as a way to visually identify their unique gifts. We used the project as a page in the VBS art journal. Begin with a piece of watercolor paper cut in a size to fit the book (or other project) and watercolor the entire page. Allow to dry. On a separate piece of stiff white paper draw around your hand with a dark pen or pencil. Cut out bits and pieces from magazines which illustrate your gifts-using both pictures and words. When the entire hand is covered cut out shape of the hand (you should be able to see the original hand marking on the underneath side of the thick paper). Glue the hand in place. Then write the story of the pictures and words around the outside of the hand. As a closing exercise as the children to share what they learned about the unique way that God created them.