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P Is for Panther Handprint Craft

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P Is for Panther Handprint Craft

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

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers open and pointing down onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a paintbrush to paint a black ear on top of the thumbprint and a black tail opposite the thumbprint.
  6. Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
  7. Use a paintbrush to paint a green dot in the center of the black thumbprint.
  8. Use a paintbrush to paint “P is for panther” in black on the paper.

Black and Green Acrylic Paint Black Handprint with Fingers Open

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Painting the Black Panther Ear and Tail Painting a Green Panther Eye

Finished P Is for Panther Handprint Craft Completed P Is for Panther Handprint Craft

For more fun big cat crafts, try my C Is for Cheetah Handprint Craft, J Is for Jaguar Handprint Craft, L Is for Lion Handprint and Footprint Craft, and T Is for Tiger Handprint Craft.

Image Credits

P Is for Panther Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black and Green Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black Handprint with Fingers Open © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting the Black Panther Ear and Tail © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting a Green Panther Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished P Is for Panther Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed P Is for Panther 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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