Making art with children’s hand prints is important to the parents; it gives them keepsakes of their child’s growth. When reflecting back it will help them recall when their child made it.
When using hand prints for you projects you can still make it where the children have control of their own project. You can do this by just providing them with the materials and letting them create what they want from those materials.
Here we gave the children materials that could be made into a turkey, but allowed them to create it how they wanted.
Every child in the classroom knew which one was theirs.