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N Is for Nest Handprint Craft

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N Is for Nest Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Brown and light blue 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 right hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers closed and pointing to the right onto the center left of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s left hand.
  6. Press the handprint with the fingers closed and pointing to the left onto the center right of the paper.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  8. Pour some light blue paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of green paint on your child’s thumb.
  10. Press two light blue thumbprints between the thumbs of the handprints. Reapply the light blue paint as needed.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint “N is for nest” in light blue on the paper.

Brown and Light Blue Acrylic Paint One Brown Handprint

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Two Brown Handprints Adding Two Light Blue Thumbprints

Finished N Is for Nest Handprint Craft Completed N Is for Nest Handprint Craft

For another fun nest craft, try my Paper Plate Bird Nest Craft.

Image Credits

N Is for Nest Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Brown and Light Blue Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Brown Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Two Brown Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two Light Blue Thumbprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished N Is for Nest Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed N Is for Nest 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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