At the beginning of my teaching career, I steered away from hand-print art, because I wasn't sure there was any artistic merit in it. But, what better way is there to introduce the fine art of printmaking than to start with printing a hand? Also, parents love these; their kindergarten children's hands won't stay this size for long!
If anyone has an opinion on hand-print art, please comment and tell me what you think. I'm interested in how other art teachers have used hand prints, if at all, and what art concepts you taught in the lesson.