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P Is for Penguin Handprint Craft

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P Is for Penguin Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Black, white, and orange 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 together onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s palm.
  7. Press the white palm print into the center of the black handprint.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  10. Press two white fingertip prints onto the black handprint above the white palm print. Reapply the paint as needed.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  13. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s fingertip.
  14. Press three orange fingertip prints onto the light brown handprint to form two feet and a beak. Reapply the paint as needed.
  15. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  16. Use a paintbrush to paint two black pupils in the center of the white fingertip prints.
  17. Use a paintbrush to paint “P is for penguin” in orange on the paper.

Black, White, and Orange Acrylic Paint Black Handprint with Fingers Together

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Adding a White Palm Print Adding Two White Fingertip Print Eyes

Adding Two Orange Fingertip Print Feet and One Orange Fingertip Print Beak Painting on Black Penguin Pupils

Finished P Is for Penguin Handprint Craft Completed P Is for Penguin Handprint Craft

For more fun penguin crafts, try my Sensory Snow Globe Penguin Craft, Paper Plate Penguin Craft, and Paper Tube Penguins Craft.

Image Credits

P Is for Penguin Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black, White, and Orange Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black Handprint with Fingers Together © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a White Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two White Fingertip Print Eyes © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two Orange Fingertip Print Feet and One Orange Fingertip Print Beak © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Black Penguin Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished P Is for Penguin Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed P Is for Penguin 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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