Special Post Contribution: By Amy Klossner
Here are the photos of the project our school completed using Color Diffusing Hands. They were just perfect. We read the book Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed, before painting the hands with liquid watercolors. It’s a story about a little girl who does one good deed and that person does 5 good deeds then those people do five more good deeds each and so on. Like I said, the hands were perfect for displaying to the students how one good deed (represented by the hand) grows into five more, (represented by the fingers) which grows into 5 more, etc. The “helping hands” displayed that kindness is contagious.
As a spin off, students can write good deeds they are preforming in our school and community on each one of the hands, heart shapes or other inspirational design.
How to Decorate Color Diffusing Hands:
Liquid Water Color: To get the most beautiful color blends, I recommend using liquid watercolor paint in a mister bottle. Spray the colors you like onto the Color Diffusing Hand. Then use another mister bottle to spray clean water over your colors. Set aside to dry. Be careful where you put them, they can make a mess. To speed up the drying time, I like to hang them up for good air circulation. They should be dry enough to use in about 30 mins.
Washable Markers: Color the Color Diffusing Hands with washable markers. Do not cover the whole area. Make sure to leave white space. Use a mister bottle to spray clean water over your colors. This will allow the colors to “mingle” and spread.