Peace Dove Handprints

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we made peace doves using hand prints! This was a quick and fun craft, and it introduced the dove as a symbol of peace.

To make your own peace dove handprint, you will need: white paint, orange and blue construction paper, glue, and a paint brush. Oh yes, and a hand!
First, dip your child’s hand into some white paint.
Press onto blue construction paper with fingers closed and thumb extended.
Add a beak….
….and some wings…..
…and an eye!
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!!


  1. Stephanie Griffith says:

    That turned out really pretty! My kids love anything having to do with messy handprints so they'd probably love this.

  2. Just Breathe says:

    Peace, what a wonderful thing.

  3. Dear Valerie,



  4. Very cool!

  5. I've never seen a hand dove. How cool is that?!

  6. EntertainingMom says:

    that is spectacular!

  7. cute!

  8. Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts says:

    Very cute!

  9. So pretty. I love this.

  10. That's a very creative idea and a great way to discuss MLK and give tribute. Fab!

  11. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says:

    @ Stephanie — Messy handprints are a lot of fun, aren't they? Clara would have enjoyed this too, I think, but she was spending some quality time with Mark while all of this was going on.

    @ Mark — Are you implying that our peace dove resembles a distant relative of the albino turkey?? I have no idea what you're talking about.

  12. Deborah (Teach Preschool) says:

    I love this – I am so behind on reading your blog! Look what I missed out on!

  13. Great idea, thank you!


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