To begin this project, I had a conversation with the students about all of the amazing things that we do with our hands. Some of the ideas that students shared were: playing football, gardening, writing letters, painting, cooking, hugging, taking care of pets, playing piano, holding hands, baking, sculpting, playing basketball, doing yoga, praying, etc.
I'm ashamed to say that I somehow managed to take zero pictures of the process of this project but I hope you enjoy the images of the finished product.
After brainstorming of things we do with our hands, students each traced their hand onto apiece of paper and selected an image or symbol to draw on their palm representing what they personally do with their hands. They filled in the background space with a simple pattern.
They transferred these designs onto styrofoam sheets by tracing their drawing with a pen which created indentations of the design onto the foam.
Next I set up printing stations for the students to roll ink onto the foam and to print the image onto paper. Over three class periods, each student created between 5-10 prints.