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F Is for Flamingo Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Pink and red nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some pink paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of pink paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the pink handprint into the center of the paper with the fingers and thumb together and pointing to the side.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of pink paint on your child’s finger.
  6. Press the fingerprint onto the paper pointing up from the palm of the handprint.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of pink paint on your child’s fingertip.
  9. Press the fingertip print to the side of the pink fingerprint.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  11. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  12. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s fingertip.
  13. Press one small red fingertip print next to the pink fingertip print.
  14. Wash the paint off your child’s fingertip.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint a red eye in the center of the pink fingerprint and two red legs under the pink handprint.
  16. Use a paintbrush to paint “F is for flamingo” in red on the paper.

Pink and Red Acrylic Paint One Pink Handprint

Adding a Pink Fingerprint Neck Adding a Pink Fingertip Print Head

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Adding a Red Fingertip Print Beak Painting Two Red Flamingo Legs and One Red Eye

F Is for Flamingo Handprint Craft

Image Credits

Pink and Red Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Pink Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Pink Fingerprint Neck © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Pink Fingertip Print Head © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Red Fingertip Print Beak © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting Two Red Flamingo Legs and One Red Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
F Is for Flamingo 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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