Saturday, August 10, 2013

My New Kissing Hand Chester Craft

So, I'm a little late with this post.  School has been in session for three weeks now.  It's just been so stinkin' busy that I haven't found time to post about my first day of school craft.  Every year, we read The Kissing Hand (as most other kinder teachers do).  We had a semi-lame coloring page to go along with the craft, so I decided I was going to do something different this year.

I called upon the artistic skills of my husband, and now I have THE CUTEST Kissing Hand craft.  Can you tell I'm excited?  Anyway, I am a stickler for not wasting paper.  Construction paper is expensive and I hate wasting trees (as can be seen when the kinders "rat out" their classmates for putting paper in the garbage).  I also like when I can copy parts of the craft on construction paper, which saves me time.  So, when I make my crafts, I put the pieces that are black on one sheet, the pieces that are pink on one sheet, etc.  That is the way this craft is designed.  Hooray!

I wanted a way to stamp the kinder's hand to see how teeny tiny they are when they first come to school.  I also wanted to add a heart that stands for the kiss and love from home.  Just in case that proved to be too much for me to handle, I wanted a couple of back-up options.  Surprisingly, I was able to stamp twenty-four hands very quickly using the stamp, baby wipe, "Go back to your seat" method.  Everything ran very smoothly, and I was SO happy with the results.  They even cut most of the pieces on their own!

Click here to check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.


  1. Love your Kissing Hand craftivity! Adorable! Hope your new school year has gotten off to a good start (even though it has been super busy) :)

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  2. Thanks, ladies! I love how they look on my wall. Too cute!


  3. I loved this project. It was so easy to make!