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D Is for Duck Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Yellow, orange, and black 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 hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers closed and the thumb up onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s finger.
  6. Press a yellow fingerprints extending from the thumb of the handprint.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s fingertip.
  10. Press the orange fingertip print next to the white fingerprint.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint two orange duck legs under the yellow handprint.
  13. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a paintbrush to dot a black eye into the yellow fingerprint next to the orange fingertip print.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint “D is for duck” in orange on the paper.

Yellow, Orange, and Black Acrylic Paint Yellow Handprint with Fingers Together and Thumb Up

Adding a Yellow Fingerprint to the Yellow Thumbprint Adding an Orange Fingertip Print Next to the Yellow Fingerprint

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Painting on Orange Duck Legs Painting on a Black Duck Eye

D Is for Duck Handprint Craft

Image Credits

Yellow, Orange, and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Yellow Handprint with Fingers Together and Thumb Up © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Yellow Fingerprint to the Yellow Thumbprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding an Orange Fingertip Print Next to the Yellow Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Orange Duck Legs © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on a Black Duck Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
D Is for Duck 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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