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    L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft

    L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft

    L is for lobster! Help your toddler learn about the letter L by making a fun lobster footprint and handprint craft.

    Materials

    • Red, white, 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 foot.
    3. Press the footprint with the toes pointing down on the bottom center of the paper.
    4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
    5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s right hand.
    6. Press the handprint in the upper right of the paper.
    7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s left hand.
    9. Press the handprint in the upper left of the paper.
    10. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    11. Use a paintbrush to connect the handprints to the footprint with curved lines.
    12. Use a paintbrush to paint two antennae extending up from the heel of the footprint.
    13. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
    14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
    15. Press two white fingertip prints onto the heel of the red footprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
    16. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
    17. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
    18. Use a paintbrush to paint a black pupil in the center of the both white fingertip prints.
    19. Use a paintbrush to paint “L is for lobster” in black on the paper.

    Red, White, and Black Acrylic Paint One Red Footprint with Toes Down

    One Red Footprint and One Red Handprint One Red Footprint and Two Red Handprints

    Connecting the Red Handprints to the Red Footprint Adding Red Lobster Antennae

    Adding White Fingerprint Eyes Painting on Black Pupils

    Finished L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft Completed L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft

    For more fun water creature craft ideas, try my J Is for Jellyfish Handprint Craft, Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft, O Is for Oyster Paper Plate Craft, C Is for Crab Handprint Craft, and Paper Plate Fish Craft.

    Image Credits

    L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Red, White, and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    One Red Footprint with Toes Down © 2014 Heather Johnson
    One Red Footprint and One Red Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    One Red Footprint and Two Red Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Connecting the Red Handprints to the Red Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding Red Lobster Antennae © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding White Fingerprint Eyes © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Painting on Black Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Finished L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Completed L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson

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