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G Is for Giraffe Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Gold, brown, and orange nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some gold paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gold paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers open and pointing down onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gold paint on your child’s finger.
  6. Press two gold fingerprints extending from the palm above the pinky finger. Reapply the paint as needed.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gold paint on your child’s fingertip.
  9. Press one gold fingertip print extending from the second gold fingerprint.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s fingertip.
  11. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  12. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s fingertip.
  13. Press brown fingertip prints onto the gold palm and first fingerprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  14. Wash the paint off your child’s fingertip.
  15. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  16. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s fingertip.
  17. Press an orange fingertip print onto the end of each finger of the gold handprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  18. Wash the paint off your child’s fingertip.
  19. Use a paintbrush to paint one orange eye in the center of the gold fingertip print.
  20. Use a paintbrush to paint “G is for giraffe” in orange on the paper.

Gold, Orange, and Brown Acrylic Paint One Gold Handprint with Fingers Open

Adding One Gold Fingerprint Adding a Second Gold Fingerprint

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Adding One Gold Fingertip Print Adding Brown Fingertip Prints

Adding Five Orange Fingertip Prints Painting an Orange Giraffe Eye

G Is for Giraffe Handprint Craft

Image Credits

Gold, Orange, and Brown Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Gold Handprint with Fingers Open © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding One Gold Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Second Gold Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding One Gold Fingertip Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Brown Fingertip Prints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Five Orange Fingertip Prints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting an Orange Giraffe Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
G Is for Giraffe 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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