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O Is for Owl Handprint Craft

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O Is for Owl Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Dark brown, light brown, orange, white, and black nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some dark brown paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a paintbrush to paint a dark brown branch on the center of the paper.
  3. Pour some light brown paint onto the cardboard.
  4. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of light brown paint on your child’s hand.
  5. Press the handprint onto the paper with the fingers hanging below the dark brown branch.
  6. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  7. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s fingertip.
  8. Press three orange fingertip prints onto the light brown handprint to form two feet and a beak. Reapply the paint as needed.
  9. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  10. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  11. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  12. Press two white fingertip prints above the orange beak fingertip print.
  13. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  14. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint two black pupils in the center of the white fingertip prints.
  16. Use a paintbrush to paint “O is for owl” in orange on the paper.

Dark Brown, Light Brown, Orange, White, and Black Acrylic Paint Painting a Dark Brown Branch

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Light Brown Handprint on Dark Brown Branch Adding Three Orange Fingertip Prints

Adding Two White Fingerprint Eyes Painting on Two Black Pupils

Completed O Is for Owl Handprint Craft Finished O Is for Owl Handprint Craft

For more fun owl crafts, try my Halloween Owl Handprint-Footprint Craft, Autumn Halloween Owl Footprint Craft, and Snowy Owl Paper Plate Craft.

Image Credits

O Is for Owl Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Dark Brown, Light Brown, Orange, White, and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting a Dark Brown Branch © 2014 Heather Johnson
Light Brown Handprint on Dark Brown Branch © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Three Orange Fingertip Prints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two White Fingerprint Eyes © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Two Black Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed O Is for Owl Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished O Is for Owl 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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