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C Is for Chicken Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Yellow and red nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s palm.
  3. Press the palm print into the top side of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s hand.
  6. Press the handprint under the palm print with the fingers pointing away from the palm print.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  8. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s fingertip. Reapply the paint as needed.
  10. Press two red fingertip prints to the side of the yellow palm print to form a beak.
  11. Press three red fingertip prints on top of the of the yellow palm print.
  12. Press one red fingertip print in the center of the yellow palm print.
  13. Press two red fingertip prints under the yellow handprint.
  14. Wash the paint off your child’s fingertip.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint two red feet in red under the two red fingertip prints under the yellow handprint.
  16. Use a paintbrush to paint “C is for chicken” in red on the paper.

Yellow and Red Acrylic Paint One Yellow Palm Print

Adding a Yellow Handprint to the Yellow Palm Print Adding Red Fingertip Prints to the Yellow Handprint and Palm Print

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Painting Red Chicken Legs C Is for Chicken Handprint Craft

Image Credits

Yellow and Red Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Yellow Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Yellow Handprint to the Yellow Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Red Fingertip Prints to the Yellow Handprint and Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting Red Chicken Legs © 2014 Heather Johnson
C Is for Chicken Handprint Craft © 2014 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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