As many of you know, we just returned from a wonderful trip to visit family in Costa Rica. While we were there, we were able to take our little volcano lover to visit two of the active volcanoes in that country, Poás and Irazú.
As a result, I thought this would be a good time to share a fun volcano craft we did a few months ago. The Monkeys and I actually did it for my husband’s birthday, but it would also work perfectly for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. It’s easy to do with one child but also makes a great keepsake for siblings, as shown here.
We used red and yellow paint for the lava. Red had the best effect, although yellow turned out okay on the white paper. If you are doing two or more kids, be aware that the yellow will not show up very well on top of the red, so it is better to either separate the hand prints a bit or do both in red.
While Baby was napping, Monkey and I sat down to do step one. I painted his hand red then made his hand print in the upper half of the paper. (We did two versions just in case, since this was an experiment!)
Later in the day I painted Baby’s little hand and did my best to do a hand print with them. He really had fun with the paints!
Finally, I added the mountain below so that the hand prints look like lava exploding out of the volcano. An older child could also do this step. (Monkey was “too busy working” with his legos at this point so suggested that I do it).
I was the only one who thought my humor was funny, but since I had the pen it didn’t really matter lol 😉
Have an explosive day and always remember that we lava you!