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N Is for Narwhal Handprint Craft

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N Is for Narwhal Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Blue and light blue nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some blue paint and some light blue paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of blue paint on half of your child’s hand.
  3. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of light blue paint on the other half of your child’s hand.
  4. Press the handprint with the fingers together onto the paper.
  5. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of blue paint on your child’s finger.
  7. Press the fingerprint onto the paper coming off the blue portion of the handprint.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  9. Use a paintbrush to paint a light blue eye on the handprint near the blue fingerprint.
  10. Use a paintbrush to paint a curved fin in blue on the edge of the fingers of the handprint.
  11. Use a paintbrush to paint “N is for narwhal” in blue on the paper.

Blue and Light Blue Acrylic Paint Blue and Light Blue Handprint

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Adding a Blue Fingerprint Tusk Adding a Light Blue Eye

Adding a Blue Fin Finished N Is for Narwhal Handprint Craft

Completed N Is for Narwhal Handprint Craft

For more fun water creature craft ideas, try my W Is for Walrus Handprint Craft, O Is for Oyster Paper Plate Craft, C Is for Crab Handprint Craft, L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft, and Paper Plate Fish Craft.

Image Credits

N Is for Narwhal Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Blue and Light Blue Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Blue and Light Blue Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Blue Fingerprint Tusk © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Light Blue Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Blue Fin © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished N Is for Narwhal Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed N Is for Narwhal 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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