• Paper
  • Washable paint
  • Paint brush
  • Colored pencils/markers/crayons for drawing the scenery


  1. Have the children make fists and apply washable paint to the outside part of their fist. Make sure you apply the paint on the palm part only, not on the pinky finger. Paint their thumbs as well to be used as the heel of each print.
  2. Have the kids press down on a white sheet of paper with their painted hands in order to create deer tracks. 
  3. As the paint dries, talk about which way the deer is walking based on which way the footprints are facing. The deer is walking in the direction of the larger “toes.”
  4. After the paint dries, you can color the scenery surrounding the picture to look like something you may see in the woods while hunting. 
  5. For a larger project, you could use a roll of butcher paper to create a longer path of deer tracks and draw a forest scene.