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    G Is for Giraffe Handprint Craft

    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

    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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