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Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft: Bunny, Carrot, and Chick

Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft: Bunny, Carrot, and Chick

Easter is a festive time of year filled with egg hunts, baskets filled with treats, and family gatherings. One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday with young kiddos is by creating handmade crafts that capture the essence of the holiday. Crafting with your little ones is a great way to spend quality time together while creating a lasting keepsake that can be cherished for years to come.

Handprint, footprint, and fingerprint crafts are a great way to celebrate the holidays with young children while making a beautiful keepsake that is easy to make, requires minimal supplies, and is versatile enough to suit any occasion. These types of crafts are perfect for Easter because children are allowed to explore the different symbols and characters associated with the holiday such as bunnies, chicks, and carrots. By incorporating handprints, footprints, and fingerprints into these crafts, children can also develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Making handprint and footprint crafts was one of my favorite activities to do with my oldest daughter around the holidays when she was a toddler. She was not so thrilled about having paint put on her hands and feet, but I loved the beautiful results for which I had also created a scrapbook. Making a bunny, carrot, and chick print craft is a fun activity for celebrating Easter. Just make sure to put the footprints in the right direction! (I messed up the first time and had to start the craft over again, much to the chagrin of my daughter.) Happy Easter!

Did you know that Easter is the most important Christian holiday, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead? Easter is also a time when many cultures and traditions around the world celebrate the arrival of spring and the renewal of life. In some countries, people light bonfires to symbolize the return of the sun and the end of winter. In others, many participate in parades and processions to mark the occasion. Regardless of how the holiday is celebrated, Easter is a time of hope, joy, and renewal. So, why not celebrate this special day by making a fun bunny, carrot, and chick print craft with your little one?

Materials

Instructions

  1. Pour some blue paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of blue paint on the bottom of your child’s right foot.
  3. Press the footprint onto the paper with the toes pointing down.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of blue paint onto one of your child’s fingers.
  6. Press two fingerprints onto the paper directly above the heel of the blue footprint to form bunny ears.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Pour some yellow paint on to the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s palm.
  10. Press the handprint onto the paper with the fingers pointing up.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  12. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  13. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of orange paint on the bottom of your child’s left foot.
  14. Press the footprint onto the paper with the toes pointing up.
  15. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  16. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s thumb.
  17. Press the thumbprint onto the paper in the center of the palm of the yellow handprint to form the chick’s beak.
  18. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.
  19. Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
  20. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of green paint on your child’s palm.
  21. Press the handprint with the fingers pointing up onto the paper directly above the toes of the orange footprint.
  22. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  23. Pour some white paint on to the cardboard.
  24. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of white paint on your child’s thumb.
  25. Press the thumbprint onto the paper in the center of the sole of the blue footprint to form a bunny tail.
  26. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.
  27. Pour some brown paint on to the cardboard.
  28. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s thumb.
  29. Press four thumbprints onto the yellow handprint to form the chick’s eyes and legs.
  30. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.

Supplies for Easter Handprint and Footprint Toddler Craft Blue Footprint

Orange Footprint Yellow Handprint

Green Handprint Blue Fingerprints and White Thumbprint

Orange and Brown Thumbprints Easter Bunny, Carrot, and Chick Print Craft

Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft: Bunny, Carrot, and Chick

For Easter, make a beautiful bunny, carrot, and chick keepsake craft with your kiddos from handprints, footprints, and fingerprints using nontoxic paint.

Materials

  • Blue, white, orange, green, yellow, and brown nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton balls

Instructions

  • Pour some blue paint onto the cardboard.
  • Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of blue paint on the bottom of your child's right foot.
  • Press the footprint onto the paper with the toes pointing down.
  • Wash the paint off your child's foot.
  • Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of blue paint onto one of your child's fingers.
  • Press two fingerprints onto the paper directly above the heel of the blue footprint to form bunny ears.
  • Wash the paint off your child's finger.
  • Pour some yellow paint on to the cardboard.
  • Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of yellow paint on your child's palm.
  • Press the handprint onto the paper with the fingers pointing up.
  • Wash the paint off your child's hand.
  • Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  • Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of orange paint on the bottom of your child's left foot.
  • Press the footprint onto the paper with the toes pointing up.
  • Wash the paint off your child's foot.
  • Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of orange paint on your child's thumb.
  • Press the thumbprint onto the paper in the center of the palm of the yellow handprint to form the chick's beak.
  • Wash the paint off your child's thumb.
  • Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
  • Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of green paint on your child's palm.
  • Press the handprint with the fingers pointing up onto the paper directly above the toes of the orange footprint.
  • Wash the paint off your child's hand.
  • Pour some white paint on to the cardboard.
  • Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of white paint on your child's thumb.
  • Press the thumbprint onto the paper in the center of the sole of the blue footprint to form a bunny tail.
  • Wash the paint off your child's thumb.
  • Pour some brown paint on to the cardboard.
  • Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of brown paint on your child's thumb.
  • Press four thumbprints onto the yellow handprint to form the chick's eyes and legs.
  • Wash the paint off your child's thumb.

For more fun Easter crafts, try my Toilet Paper Roll Bunny Craft and Deco Mesh Easter Wreath.

Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft: Bunny, Carrot, and Chick

This post was originally published on March 25, 2013 and updated on March 26, 2023.

Image Credits

Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft: Bunny, Carrot, and Chick © 2013 Heather Johnson
Supplies for Easter Handprint and Footprint Toddler Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
Blue Footprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Orange Footprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Yellow Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Green Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Blue Fingerprints and White Thumbprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Orange and Brown Thumbprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Easter Bunny, Carrot, and Chick Print Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
Easter Handprint and Footprint Craft: Bunny, Carrot, and Chick © 2013 Heather Johnson

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