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P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint Craft

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P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Red, yellow, blue, purple, and orange nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s foot.
  3. Press the red footprint onto the paper with the toes pointing down.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Pour some yellow paint, blue paint, and purple paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use cotton balls to spread a thin layer of each paint color in stripes on your child’s hand.
  7. Press two tri-colored handprints next to the red footprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  9. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s fingertip.
  11. Press the orange fingertip print into the center of the heel of the red footprint.
  12. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s finger.
  13. Press the orange fingerprint extending from the red heel opposite the tri-color handprints.
  14. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint “P is for parrot” in orange on the paper.

Red, Yellow, Blue Purple, and Orange Acrylic Paint One Red Footprint

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Adding Two Yellow, Blue, and Purple Handprints Adding an Orange Fingertip Print Eye

Adding an Orange Fingerprint Beak Finished P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint Craft

Completed P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint Craft

For more fun bird crafts, try my B Is for Birds Handprint Craft, P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft, F Is for Flamingo Handprint Craft, V Is for Vulture Handprint Craft, Q Is for Quail Handprint Craft, E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft, D Is for Duck Handprint Craft, G Is for Goose Handprint Craft, S Is for Swan Handprint Craft, I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft, Heart Peacock Valentine’s Day Craft, Coffee Filter Peacock Craft, and Paper Plate Bird Craft.

Image Credits

P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red, Yellow, Blue Purple, and Orange Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Red Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two Yellow, Blue, and Purple Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding an Orange Fingertip Print Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding an Orange Fingerprint Beak © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint 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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