And the best part is that the paint is made of edible ingredients so it’s taste-safe, making this a great craft for kids of all ages. This craft idea came from our sponsor, Imperial Sugar. We followed the instructions for the Easter Chick Handprints and it was so much fun we took it a bit further, adding bunnies and making them into stick puppets. My five year old son had a blast making the paint and creating the puppets and my 11 month old baby even got to participate because I didn’t have to worry about him tasting the paint. Imperial Sugar has so many awesome Easter crafts and recipes, we can’t wait to try a few more!
TO MAKE EDIBLE PAINT HANDPRINT STICK PUPPETS YOU’LL NEED
HOW TO MAKE CHICK AND BUNNY HANDPRINT STICK PUPPETS
1.Cook sugar, cornstarch, and water over medium heat, whisk constantly until thick. Remove from heat and divide into three bowls. Add yellow food coloring for the chicks, blue and red for purple bunnies, and green for grass.
2.To make the chicks paint your child’s hand with the yellow paint and press it onto the paper.
3.To make the bunny, paint your kid’s first two fingers and palm with purple paint and press on the paper.
4.To create grass, paint their fingers green and press them onto the bottom edge of the paper.
5.Add details with markers. We put a simple beak, eyes, and feet on the chicks. The bunnies got a tail and whiskers. The grass got a few flowers.
6.You can leave your pictures as is or create stick puppets. To make the stick puppets simply cut out your shapes and tape them to sticks!
This project provides hours of spring time fun for you and your kids! I hope you enjoy creating these as much as we did!