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F Is for Fire Handprint-Footprint Craft

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F Is for Fire Handprint-Footprint Craft

F is for fire! Help your toddler learn about the letter F by making a fun fire footprint and handprint craft.

Materials

  • Brown, red, orange, and yellow 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 foot.
  3. Press the handprint vertically on the bottom of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s hand.
  7. Press the handprint onto the paper above the brown footprint.
  8. Do not wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  9. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s hand.
  11. Press the handprint onto the paper above the brown footprint.
  12. Do not wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  13. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s hand.
  15. Press the handprint onto the paper above the brown footprint.
  16. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  17. Use a paintbrush to paint “F is for fire” in yellow on the paper.

Orange, Yellow, Red, and Brown Acrylic Paint One Brown Vertical Footprint

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Adding a Red Handprint to the Brown Footprint Layering an Orange Handprint on the Red Handprint

Layering a Yellow Handprint on the Orange Handprint Finished F Is for Fire Handprint-Footprint Craft

Completed F Is for Fire Handprint-Footprint Craft

For another fun fire craft, try my Torn Paper Fire Craft.

Image Credits

F Is for Fire Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Orange, Yellow, Red, and Brown Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Brown Vertical Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Red Handprint to the Brown Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Layering an Orange Handprint on the Red Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Layering a Yellow Handprint on the Orange Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished F Is for Fire Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed F Is for Fire Handprint-Footprint 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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