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S Is for Swan Handprint Craft

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

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers closed and the thumb up onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s finger.
  6. Press the white fingerprint extending from the thumb of the handprint.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  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 fingertip.
  10. Press the orange fingertip print next to the white fingerprint.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  13. Use a paintbrush to dot a black eye into the white fingerprint next to the orange fingertip print.
  14. Use a paintbrush to paint “S is for swan” in black on the paper.

White, Black, and Orange Acrylic Paint White Handprint with Fingers Closed and Thumb Up

Adding a White Fingerprint to the White Thumbprint Adding an Orange Fingertip Print Next to the White Fingerprint

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Painting on a Black Swan Eye S Is for Swan Handprint Craft

Image Credits

White, Black, and Orange Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
White Handprint with Fingers Closed and Thumb Up © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a White Fingerprint to the White Thumbprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding an Orange Fingertip Print Next to the White Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting on a Black Swan Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
S Is for Swan Handprint Craft © 2014 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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