Well, let's use all this technology to our advantage. Moms, teachers, day care people - use your camera and computer to do the same thing without the muss and fuss!
You can take the image of the children's hands with either a camera or a scanner - which ever is easily accessible. Upload them to your photo editor software. I used Photoshop Elements 7.0.
Step 1: Materials needed
Step 2: Scan the hand.
If you do take a photograph, make sure you use a white piece of paper as a background. This will make it much easier to remove the background from the hand in later steps.
Bring the photo into a photo editing software. Crop the photo/scan so that there is little background in the document.
All my instructions apply to Photoshop Elements 7.0. But I did also do this on Pixlr - an online free photo editing program.