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K Is for Koala Handprint Craft

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K Is for Koala Handprint Craft

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

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Pour some gray paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gray paint on your child’s hand excluding the thumb.
  3. Press the handprint onto the paper with the fingers pointing to the side.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gray paint on your child’s palm.
  6. Press the palm print above the gray handprint.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gray paint on your child’s finger.
  9. Press two gray fingerprints above the gray palm print. Reapply the gray paint as needed.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  11. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  12. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s finger.
  13. Press three black fingerprints onto the gray palm print to form two eyes and a mouth. Reapply the black paint as needed.
  14. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint “K is for koala” in black on the paper.

Black and Gray Acrylic Paint One Gray Handprint Without Thumb

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Adding a Gray Palm Print Adding Two Gray Fingerprints

Adding Three Black Fingerprints K Is for Koala Handprint Craft

Image Credits

K Is for Koala Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black and Gray Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Gray Handprint Without Thumb © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Gray Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two Gray Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Three Black Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
K Is for Koala 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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