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H Is for Horse Handprint Craft

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H Is for Horse Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Dark brown and light brown nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some dark brown paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of dark brown paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the dark brown handprint with the fingers open into the center of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some light brown paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of light brown paint on your child’s fingertip.
  7. Press four light brown fingertip prints above the dark brown handprint and one light brown fingertip print at the tip of each dark brown fingerprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of light brown paint on your child’s finger.
  9. Press the light brown fingerprint extending from the dark brown handprint opposite the thumbprint.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  11. Use a paintbrush to paint a light brown eye in the center of the dark brown thumbprint.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint “H is for horse” in light brown on the paper.

Dark Brown and Light Brown Acrylic Paint One Dark Brown Handprint with Fingers Open

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Adding Light Brown Fingertip Prints to the Dark Brown Handprint Adding a Light Brown Fingerprint Horse Tail

Painting on a Light Brown Horse Eye Finished H Is for Horse Handprint Craft

Completed H Is for Horse Handprint Craft

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

Image Credits

H Is for Horse Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Dark Brown and Light Brown Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Dark Brown Handprint with Fingers Open © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Light Brown Fingertip Prints to the Dark Brown Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Light Brown Fingerprint Horse Tail © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on a Light Brown Horse Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished H Is for Horse Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed H Is for Horse 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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