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.

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  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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