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M Is for Monkey Handprint Craft

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M Is for Monkey Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Brown, green, and yellow nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the handprint into the center of the paper with the fingers pointing down.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a paintbrush to paint a brown line across the paper above the handprint. Paint a brown curly tail from the handprint to the brown line.
  6. Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
  7. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of green paint on your child’s finger.
  8. Press green fingerprints above the brown line. Reapply the green paint as needed.
  9. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  10. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  11. Press yellow fingerprints below the brown line. Reapply the yellow paint as needed.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  13. Use a paintbrush to paint “M is for monkey” in green on the paper.

Brown, Green, and Yellow Acrylic Paint Brown Handprint

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Adding a Brown Tail and Brown Branch Adding Green Fingerprints

Adding Yellow Fingerprints Finished M Is for Monkey Handprint Craft

Completed M Is for Monkey Handprint Craft

For another fun monkey craft, try my Construction Paper Monkey Craft.

Image Credits

M Is for Monkey Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Brown, Green, and Yellow Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Brown Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Brown Tail and Brown Branch © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Green Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Yellow Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished M Is for Monkey Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed M Is for Monkey 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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