September 19th is National Talk Like A Pirate Day. For the last several years, we have had a pirate party. Last year, we made handprint parrots.
Washable paints in multiple colors
Print out a parrot body onto white cardstock. I used a picture that had a tail and legs and just cut that part out to allow for the handprint.
Paint the palm and each finger of the child's hand a different color using a sponge wedge and the washable paint.
Press the child's painted hand at a downward angle onto the construction paper. The fingers should be facing down.
Using the glue sticks, attach the parrot body to the top of the handprint. The handprint will form the feathers of the tail.