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R Is for Robin Footprint Craft

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R Is for Robin Footprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Brown, red, and orange 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 brown footprint into the center of the paper at an angle with the toes pointing down.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a paintbrush to paint a red belly on the instep of the brown footprint.
  7. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s fingertip.
  9. Press the orange fingertip print extending from the heel of the brown footprint.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  11. Use a paintbrush to paint an orange eye in the center of the brown heel.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint two orange robin legs under the footprint and red belly.
  13. Use a paintbrush to paint “R is for robin” in red on the paper.

Brown, Red, and Orange Acrylic Paint Brown Footprint

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Painting on a Red Belly Orange Fingertip Print Beak

Painting on an Orange Eye Painting on Orange Robin Legs

Finished R Is for Robin Footprint Craft Completed R Is for Robin 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, 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, I Is for Ibis Handprint Craft, Heart Peacock Valentine’s Day Craft, Coffee Filter Peacock Craft, and Paper Plate Bird Craft.

Image Credits

R Is for Robin Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Brown, Red, and Orange Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Brown Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on a Red Belly © 2014 Heather Johnson
Orange Fingertip Print Beak © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on an Orange Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on Orange Robin Legs © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished R Is for Robin Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed R Is for Robin 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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