Celebrate peace with this Peace Dove Handprint Craft for preschoolers.
Teach kids about peace with the help of this handprint peace dove craft. It’s a great way to open up discussions about peace and what it means to them.
Looking for a craft for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday? This handprint dove is the perfect preschool craft.
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Peace Dove Craft
The best part of this Peace Dove preschool craft is that it only requires a few simple materials and captures kids’ handprints for years to come. As a mom and teacher, I love crafts that capture moments in time.
How to Make the Peace Dove
Time: 15-20 minutes
- Construction Paper: Blue, White, Green, Brown, Yellow
- Glue Stick
- Black Marker
- With four fingers together and the thumb stretched away, trace a handprint onto the white paper. The fingers and palm make the body and wings while the thumb is the dove’s head.
- Cut out the handprint and glue it to the blue paper.
- Draw curved lines to make the wing.
- Draw a dot for the eye.
- Cut out a small beak out of the yellow construction paper.
- Glue the beak onto the face of the dove.
- Cut out an olive branch from the green paper and glue it to the beak.
- Cut out a strip of the brown paper to make a branch. Glue it below the dove.
- Draw the dove’s legs and claws latching onto the branch.
- Write the word “Peace” on the page and display!
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