I is for impala! Help your toddler learn about the letter I by making a fun impala handprint craft.
- Brown and black nontoxic paint
- Blank paper
- Paper plate or scrap cardboard
- Cotton ball
- Cotton swab or paintbrush
- Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
- Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s right hand.
- Press the brown handprint into the center left of the paper with the fingers and thumb open.
- Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
- Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
- Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s fingertip print.
- Press black fingertip prints onto the ends of all five fingerprints of the handprint and one black fingertip print on the handprint opposite the thumb. Reapply the black paint as needed.
- Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
- Use a paintbrush to paint a black pupil in the center of the thumbprint of the handprint and two angled antlers on top of the thumbprint.
- Use a paintbrush to paint “I is for impala” in black on the paper.
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.
I Is for Impala Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Brown and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Brown Handprint for Impala © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Small Black Fingertip Prints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Impala Antlers and Eye in Black © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished I Is for Impala Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed I Is for Impala Handprint Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson