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E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft

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E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Brown, white, orange, and black nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s right hand.
  3. Press the brown handprint onto the center left of the paper with the fingers open and the thumb down.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s left hand.
  6. Press the brown handprint onto the center right of the paper with the fingers open and the thumb down. The palm of the second handprint should slightly overlap the palm of the first.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  8. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s finger.
  10. Press the white fingerprint above the two brown handprints at the point at which the palms meet.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  13. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s fingertip.
  14. Press one orange fingertip print on the side of the white fingerprint and an orange fingertip print at the end of each brown thumbprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  15. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  16. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  17. Use a paintbrush to dot a black eye in the center top of the white fingerprint.
  18. Use a paintbrush to paint “E is for eagle” in brown on the paper.

White, Black, Brown, and Orange Acrylic Paint One Brown Handprint with Fingers Open

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Two Brown Handprints with Fingers Open Adding One White Fingerprint to the Brown Handprints

Adding Three Orange Fingerprints to the Brown Handprints and White Fingerprint Painting on a Black Eagle Eye

Finished E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft Completed E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft

For more fun patriotic crafts, try my Deco Mesh Patriotic Star Wreath Craft, Patriotic Duck-oration Wreath, Deco Mesh Patriotic Star Wreath Craft, Patriotic Star Wreath Craft, Star Person Craft, Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft, Patriotic Paper Lantern Craft, Patriotic Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Paint Craft, Patriotic Painted Cotton Swabs Fireworks Craft, and Patriotic Dish Brush Fireworks Paint Craft.

Image Credits

E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
White, Black, Brown, and Orange Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Brown Handprint with Fingers Open © 2014 Heather Johnson
Two Brown Handprints with Fingers Open © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding One White Fingerprint to the Brown Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Three Orange Fingerprints to the Brown Handprints and White Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on a Black Eagle Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed E Is for Eagle 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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