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L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft

L is for lobster! Help your toddler learn about the letter L by making a fun lobster footprint and handprint craft.

Materials

  • Red, white, and black nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s foot.
  3. Press the footprint with the toes pointing down on the bottom center of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s right hand.
  6. Press the handprint in the upper right of the paper.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s left hand.
  9. Press the handprint in the upper left of the paper.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  11. Use a paintbrush to connect the handprints to the footprint with curved lines.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint two antennae extending up from the heel of the footprint.
  13. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  15. Press two white fingertip prints onto the heel of the red footprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  16. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  17. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  18. Use a paintbrush to paint a black pupil in the center of the both white fingertip prints.
  19. Use a paintbrush to paint “L is for lobster” in black on the paper.

Red, White, and Black Acrylic Paint One Red Footprint with Toes Down

One Red Footprint and One Red Handprint One Red Footprint and Two Red Handprints

Connecting the Red Handprints to the Red Footprint Adding Red Lobster Antennae

Adding White Fingerprint Eyes Painting on Black Pupils

L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft

Image Credits

Red, White, and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Red Footprint with Toes Down © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Red Footprint and One Red Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Red Footprint and Two Red Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Connecting the Red Handprints to the Red Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Red Lobster Antennae © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding White Fingerprint Eyes © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Black Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson

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