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D Is for Dinosaur Handprint Craft

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D Is for Dinosaur Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Red and white 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 with the fingers open into the center 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 finger.
  6. Press three red fingerprints extending up from the handprint opposite the thumb.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a paintbrush to paint a white eye in the center of the highest fingerprint.
  10. Use a paintbrush to paint “D is for dinosaur” in red on the paper.

Red and White Acrylic Paint Red Handprint

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Adding Three Red Fingerprints to the Red Handprint Painting a White Dinosaur Eye

Finished D Is for Dinosaur Handprint Craft Completed D Is for Dinosaur Handprint Craft

For more fun animal crafts, try my M Is for Monkey Handprint Craft, I Is for Ibex Handprint Craft, I Is for Impala Handprint Craft, C Is for Cat Handprint and Footprint Craft, H Is for Horse Handprint Craft, Y Is for Yak Handprint Craft, and H Is for Hedgehog Handprint Craft.

Image Credits

D Is for Dinosaur Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red and White Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Three Red Fingerprints to the Red Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting a White Dinosaur Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished D Is for Dinosaur Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed D Is for Dinosaur 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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