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E Is for Elephant Handprint Craft

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E Is for Elephant Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Gray, pink, and black nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some gray paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gray paint on your child’s palm.
  3. Press the handprint into the center of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a paintbrush to paint a tail off the back of the handprint.
  6. Pour some pink paint onto the cardboard.
  7. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of pink paint on your child’s thumb.
  8. Press the thumbprint onto the handprint next to the thumb.
  9. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.
  10. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  11. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s finger.
  12. Press a fingerprint next to the pink thumbprint and four fingerprints onto the tips of the gray handprint. Reapply the black paint as needed.
  13. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  14. Use a paintbrush to paint “E is for elephant” in black on the paper.

Gray, Black, and Pink Acrylic Paint Gray Handprint

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Adding Gray Tail to Gray Handprint Pink Thumbprint on Gray Handprint

Black Fingerprints on Gray Handprint E Is for Elephant Handprint Craft

For another fun elephant craft, check out my Paper Plate Elephant Craft.

Image Credits

E Is for Elephant Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Gray, Black, and Pink Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Gray Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Gray Tail to Gray Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Pink Thumbprint on Gray Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black Fingerprints on Gray Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
E Is for Elephant 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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