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G Is for Gorilla Handprint Craft

G Is for Gorilla Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Black and gray nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s palm.
  3. Press the black palm print into the top center of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s hand excluding the thumb.
  6. Press the black handprint into the paper directly below the palm print with the fingers together and pointing down.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  8. Pour some gray paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gray paint on your child’s fingertip.
  10. Press two gray fingertip prints onto the top of the black palm print and one gray fingertip print into the bottom center of the black palm print. Reapply the paint as needed.
  11. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gray paint on your child’s finger.
  12. Press the gray fingerprint into the middle of the black handprint.
  13. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  14. Use a paintbrush to paint a black pupil in the center of the small gray fingertip prints.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint “G is for gorilla” in black on the paper.

Gray and Black Acrylic Paint Black Palm Print

Adding a Black Handprint Under the Palm Print Adding Three Gray Fingertip Prints and One Gray Fingerprint

Painting on Black Eye Pupils Finished G Is for Gorilla Handprint Craft

Completed G Is for Gorilla Handprint Craft

For more fun animal crafts, try my M Is for Monkey Handprint Craft, I Is for Ibex Handprint Craft, C Is for Camel Handprint Craft, C Is for Cat Handprint and Footprint Craft, H Is for Horse Handprint Craft, Y Is for Yak Handprint Craft, and H Is for Hedgehog Handprint Craft.

Image Credits

G Is for Gorilla Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Gray and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Black Handprint Under the Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Three Gray Fingertip Prints and One Gray Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Black Eye Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished G Is for Gorilla Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed G Is for Gorilla Handprint Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson

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