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    Q Is for Quail Handprint Craft

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

    Materials

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

    Instructions

    1. Pour some gray paint onto the cardboard.
    2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gray paint on your child’s hand.
    3. Press the handprint onto the center of the paper with the fingers together and pointing to the side.
    4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of gray paint on your child’s palm
    6. Press the palm print above and to the side of the thumbprint of the first handprint.
    7. Wash the paint off your child’s palm.
    8. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
    9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s finger.
    10. Press a orange fingerprint to the side of the gray palm print.
    11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
    12. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
    13. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s finger.
    14. Press a black fingerprint above the gray palm print.
    15. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
    16. Use a paintbrush to attach the quail plume to the quail head and to paint on two quail legs.
    17. Pour some blue paint onto the cardboard.
    18. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of blue paint on your child’s finger.
    19. Press a blue fingerprint in the center of the spot at which the handprint and palm print meet.
    20. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
    21. Use a paintbrush to paint a blue eye in the center of the gray palm print.
    22. Use a paintbrush to paint “Q is for quail” in blue on the paper.

    Gray, Orange, Black, and Blue Acrylic Paint One Gray Handprint

    Adding a Gray Palm Print Adding an Orange Fingerprint

    Adding a Black Fingerprint Painting the Quail Plume and Legs

    Adding a Blue Fingerprint Q Is for Quail Handprint Craft

    Image Credits

    Gray, Orange, Black, and Blue Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    One Gray Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding a Gray Palm Print © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding an Orange Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding a Black Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Painting the Quail Plume and Legs © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding a Blue Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Q Is for Quail Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson

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