Germ Art


For an art activity for clean and dirty hands we had the children trace their hands then cut them out. One hand is left as is to represent the clean hand and on one hand spread some glue then sprinkle sand or glitter on. We did this during a hand washing theme. The art activity shows the children a clean hand and a dirty hand.

When doing secondary colour green. I gave pre-cut circles to my 4-year olds and had them finger paint the circles with yellow and blue. Then paste the green germs on a larger paper and paste googly eyes, draw legs and nasty teeth!

Wont You Please Cover Your Sneeze!

I have the kids decorate a paper plate to look like them. I use the multicultural crayons for skin tone. Add eyes, nose, mouth, you can ever add hair (yarn, etc).

Then trace the childs hand, color, cut out.

Glue tissue to hand, then glue both to the mouth on the paper plate.

I make a bulletin board with the title “Wont You Please Cover Your Sneeze!”

For our two’s we drew a picture of a tooth on a piece of white construction paper and then added some ‘germs’ (little ugly faces) then we let the kids use toothbrushes and white paint to clean the germs away. They all had a great time and it really helped them understand why it is so important to brush their teeth



  • ehicks212 October 4, 2016 at 11:26 am Reply

    Every year when we learn about germs, I do a project where we make our own germs using paper, glue, and glitter. I give every child a “germ shaped” piece of paper and a bottle of glue. They are able to practice their fine motor skills and glue moderation by making their own dots and lines of glue on their paper. After they finished with the glue they get to shake on glitter to make their glittery germ. After we finished the art aspect, the project becomes a science lesson. We look at the glitter on our hands and see how everything we touch also has glitter on it. Then we wash our hands and notice that no matter how much we wash them, some of the glitter stills tries really hard to stick to our hands, just like germs! It helps kids to understand the way germs travel and the importance of washing hands when they have a fun visual aid.

    • daym October 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm Reply

      Awesome idea! Thanks ehicks.

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