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B Is for Birds Handprint Craft

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B Is for Birds Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Red, orange, yellow, blue, 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 hand.
  3. Press the red handprint into the top left of the paper with the fingers open.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some blue paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of blue paint on your child’s hand.
  7. Press the blue handprint into the bottom left of the paper with the fingers open.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  9. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s hand.
  11. Press the yellow handprint into the center right of the paper with the fingers open.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  13. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s fingertip.
  15. Press an orange fingerprint next to the palm of each handprint. Reapply the orange paint as needed.
  16. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  17. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  18. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  19. Press a white fingertip print onto each handprint near the orange fingerprints. Reapply the white paint as needed.
  20. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  21. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  22. Use a paintbrush to paint a black pupil in the center of each white fingerprint.
  23. Use a paintbrush to paint “B is for birds” in black on the paper.

Black, White, Orange, Blue, Yellow, and Red Acrylic Paint Red Handprint

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Red and Blue Handprints Red, Blue, and Yellow Handprints

Adding Orange Fingerprint Beaks Painting on Orange Bird Legs

Adding White Fingerprint Eyes Painting on Black Pupils

Finished B Is for Birds Handprint Craft Completed B Is for Birds Handprint Craft

For more fun bird crafts, try my I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft, P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft, F Is for Flamingo Handprint Craft, V Is for Vulture Handprint Craft, Q Is for Quail Handprint Craft, P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint Craft, E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft, D Is for Duck Handprint Craft, G Is for Goose Handprint Craft, S Is for Swan Handprint Craft, R Is for Robin Footprint Craft, Heart Peacock Valentine’s Day Craft, Coffee Filter Peacock Craft, and Paper Plate Bird Craft.

Image Credits

B Is for Birds Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black, White, Orange, Blue, Yellow, and Red Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red and Blue Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red, Blue, and Yellow Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Orange Fingerprint Beaks © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Orange Bird Legs © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding White Fingerprint Eyes © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Black Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished B Is for Birds Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed B Is for Birds Handprint Craft © 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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