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I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft

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I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft

I is for ibis! Help your toddler learn about the letter I by making a fun ibis handprint craft. (Ibises are long-legged wading birds.)

Materials

  • Red and black nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers together and thumb pointing up onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s finger.
  6. Press the red fingerprint above the thumbprint.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s finger.
  10. Press the black fingerprint extending from the red fingerprint.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint a small black dot in the center of the red fingerprint near the black fingerprint.
  13. Use a paintbrush to paint two red bird legs extending under the red handprint.
  14. Use a paintbrush to paint “I is for ibis” in red on the paper.

Red and Black Acrylic Paint Red Handprint with Fingers Together and Thumb Up

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Adding a Red Fingerprint Adding a Black Fingerprint

Painting on a Black Ibis Eye Painting on Red Ibis Legs

Finished I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft Completed I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft

For more fun bird crafts, try my B Is for Birds Handprint Craft, P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft, F Is for Flamingo Handprint Craft, V Is for Vulture Handprint Craft, Q Is for Quail Handprint Craft, P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint Craft, E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft, D Is for Duck Handprint Craft, G Is for Goose Handprint Craft, S Is for Swan Handprint Craft, R Is for Robin Footprint Craft, Heart Peacock Valentine’s Day Craft, Coffee Filter Peacock Craft, and Paper Plate Bird Craft.

Image Credits

I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red Handprint with Fingers Together and Thumb Up © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Red Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Black Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on a Black Ibis Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Red Ibis Legs © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed I Is for Ibis 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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