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    R Is for Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft

    R Is for Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft

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

    Materials

    • Brown, red, black, and white nontoxic paint
    • Blank paper
    • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
    • Cotton ball
    • Cotton swab or paintbrush

    Instructions

    1. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
    2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s foot.
    3. Press the footprint onto the bottom of the paper with the toes pointing up.
    4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
    5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s right hand.
    6. Press the handprint onto the paper on the left of the toes of the footprint.
    7. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s left hand.
    9. Press the handprint onto the paper on the right of the toes of the footprint.
    10. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    11. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
    12. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s thumb.
    13. Press the red thumbprint into the center of the heel of the footprint.
    14. Wash the paint off your child’s thumb.
    15. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
    16. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
    17. Press two white fingerprints near the top of the footprint. Reapply the white paint as needed.
    18. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
    19. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
    20. Use a paintbrush to dot pupils in the center of the white fingerprints.
    21. Use a paintbrush to paint “R is for reindeer” in brown on the paper.

    Red, Brown, Black, and White Acrylic Paint One Brown Footprint

    Adding One Brown Handprint Adding a Second Brown Handprint

    Adding a Red Thumbprint Adding Two White Fingerprints

    Adding Black Pupils Finished R Is for Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft

    Completed R Is for Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft

    For another fun craft with reindeer, try my Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft or try Making Reindeer Food for Christmas Eve.

    Image Credits

    R Is for Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Red, Brown, Black, and White Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    One Brown Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding One Brown Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding a Second Brown Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding a Red Thumbprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding Two White Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Adding Black Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Finished R Is for Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Completed R Is for Reindeer Handprint-Footprint Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson

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