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J Is for Jaguar Handprint Craft

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

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers open and down onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a paintbrush to paint a thin tail coming off the back of the handprint and a triangle ear on top of the thumbprint.
  6. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  7. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s fingertip.
  8. Press brown fingertip prints onto the orange handprint. Reapply the brown paint as needed.
  9. Wash the paint off your child’s fingertip.
  10. Use a paintbrush to paint “J is for jaguar” in brown on the paper.

Brown and Orange Acrylic Paint Orange Handprint

Painting on an Orange Jaguar Tail Painting on an Orange Jaguar Ear

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Brown Jaguar Spot Fingertip Prints Painting on a Brown Jaguar Eye

J Is for Jaguar Handprint Craft

Image Credits

Brown and Orange Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Orange Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on an Orange Jaguar Tail © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on an Orange Jaguar Ear © 2014 Heather Johnson
Brown Jaguar Spot Fingertip Prints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on a Brown Jaguar Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
J Is for Jaguar Handprint Craft © 2014 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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