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P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft

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P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft

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

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of green paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press three green handprints in a semi-circle on the paper. Reapply the paint as needed.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s finger.
  7. Press yellow fingerprints in rows between the fingers of the green handprints.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  9. Pour some blue paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of blue paint on your child’s foot.
  11. Press the blue footprint with the toes pointing down in the center of the green handprints.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  13. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s finger.
  15. Press one orange fingerprint in the center of the heel of the blue footprint and two orange fingerprints under the toes of the blue footprint.
  16. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  17. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s finger.
  18. Press two yellow fingerprints above the one orange fingerprint.
  19. Use a paintbrush to paint “P is for peacock” in orange on the paper.

Green, Yellow, Blue, and Orange Acrylic Paint One Green Handprint

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Two Green Handprints Three Green Handprints

Adding Yellow Fingerprints to the Green Handprints Blue Footprint in Center of Green Handprints

Adding Orange Beak and Feet Fingerprints Adding Yellow Eye Fingerprints

Finished P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft Completed P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft

For more fun bird crafts, try my B Is for Birds Handprint Craft, F Is for Flamingo Handprint Craft, V Is for Vulture Handprint Craft, Q Is for Quail Handprint Craft, P Is for Parrot Handprint-Footprint 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, R Is for Robin Footprint Craft, Heart Peacock Valentine’s Day Craft, Coffee Filter Peacock Craft, and Paper Plate Bird Craft.

Image Credits

P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Green, Yellow, Blue, and Orange Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Green Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Two Green Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Three Green Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Yellow Fingerprints to the Green Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Blue Footprint in Center of Green Handprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Orange Beak and Feet Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Yellow Eye Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished P Is for Peacock Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed P Is for Peacock 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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