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C Is for Crab Handprint Craft

C Is for Crab Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Red 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 right hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers open on the right side of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s right left.
  6. Press the handprint with the fingers open on the left side of the paper and slightly overlapping the right handprint.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  8. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s fingertip.
  10. Press one black fingertip print on the end of each red thumbprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint “C is for crab” in red on the paper.

Red and Black Acrylic Paint One Red Handprint with Fingers Open

Two Overlapping Red Handprints with Fingers Open Adding Black Fingerprints to the Red Thumbprints

Finished C Is for Crab Handprint Craft Completed C Is for Crab Handprint Craft

For more fun water creature craft ideas, try my J Is for Jellyfish Handprint Craft, Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft, O Is for Oyster Paper Plate Craft, L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft, and Paper Plate Fish Craft.

Image Credits

C Is for Crab Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Red Handprint with Fingers Open © 2014 Heather Johnson
Two Overlapping Red Handprints with Fingers Open © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Black Fingerprints to the Red Thumbprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished C Is for Crab Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed C Is for Crab Handprint Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson

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