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F Is for Fish Handprint Craft

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F Is for Fish Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Green, yellow, orange, dark blue, light blue, white, and black nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of green paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the green handprint into the top left of the paper with the fingers open.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some dark blue paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of dark blue paint on your child’s hand.
  7. Press the dark blue handprint into the bottom left of the paper with the fingers open.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  9. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s hand.
  11. Press the yellow handprint into the center right of the paper with the fingers open.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  13. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s fingertip.
  15. Press an orange fingerprint next to the palm of each handprint. Reapply the orange paint as needed.
  16. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  17. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  18. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  19. Press a white fingertip print onto each handprint near the orange fingerprints. Reapply the white paint as needed.
  20. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  21. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  22. Use a paintbrush to paint a black pupil in the center of each white fingerprint.
  23. Pour some light blue paint onto the cardboard.
  24. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of light blue paint on your child’s fingertip.
  25. Press a three light blue fingertip prints above each handprint near the orange fingerprints. Reapply the light blue paint as needed.
  26. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  27. Use a paintbrush to paint “F is for fish” in light blue on the paper.

Green, Yellow, Dark Blue, Orange, and Light Blue Acrylic Paint Green Handprint

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Green and Dark Blue Handprints Green, Dark Blue, and Yellow Handprints

Adding Orange Fingerprint Mouths Adding White Fingerprint Eyes

Painting on Black Pupils Adding Light Blue Fingerprint Bubbles

Finished F Is for Fish Handprint Craft Completed F Is for Fish Handprint Craft

For more fun fish crafts, try my X Is for X-ray Fish Handprint Craft, Paper Plate Fish Craft, and Paper Plate Fishbowl Craft.

Image Credits

F Is for Fish Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Green, Yellow, Dark Blue, Orange, and Light Blue Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Green Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Green and Dark Blue Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Green, Dark Blue, and Yellow Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Orange Fingerprint Mouths © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding White Fingerprint Eyes © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Black Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Light Blue Fingerprint Bubbles © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished F Is for Fish Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed F Is for Fish 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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