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B Is for Bat Handprint Craft

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B Is for Bat Handprint Craft

B is for bat! Help your toddler learn about the letter B by making a fun bat handprint craft.

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Pour some purple paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of purple paint on your child’s right palm.
  3. Press the purple palm print into the center of the paper.
  4. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of purple paint on your child’s right hand.
  5. Press the right handprint to the left of the palm print.
  6. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  7. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of purple paint on your child’s left hand.
  8. Press the left handprint to the right of the palm print.
  9. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  10. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  11. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  12. Press two white fingertip prints into the center of the purple palm print. Reapply the paint as needed.
  13. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  14. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint black pupils in the centers of the white fingertip prints.
  16. Use a paintbrush to paint “B is for bat” in black on the paper.

Purple, White, and Black Acrylic Paint Purple Palm Print

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Adding a Purple Handprint to the Palm Print Adding a Second Purple Handprint to the Palm Print

Adding to White Fingertip Prints to the Palm Print Painting on Black Pupils to the White Fingertip Prints

B Is for Bat Handprint Craft 1 B Is for Bat Handprint Craft 2

For more fun bat crafts, try my B Is for Bat Paper Plate Craft and Origami Bat Craft.

Image Credits

B Is for Bat Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Purple, White, and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Purple Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Purple Handprint to the Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Second Purple Handprint to the Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding to White Fingertip Prints to the Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Black Pupils to the White Fingertip Prints © 2014 Heather Johnson
B Is for Bat Handprint Craft 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
B Is for Bat Handprint Craft 2 © 2017 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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