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W Is for Walrus Handprint Craft

W Is for Walrus Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Orange, brown, and white nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate or scrap cardboard
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press a handprint into the center of the paper with the fingers pointing down.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s fingertip.
  7. Press four brown fingertip prints across the palm of the handprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  9. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  11. Press two white fingertip prints above the brown fingertip prints. Reapply the paint as needed.
  12. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s finger.
  13. Press two white fingerprints below the brown fingertip prints. Reapply the paint as needed.
  14. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint two brown pupils in the center of the white fingertip prints.
  16. Use a paintbrush to paint “W is for walrus” in brown on the paper.

Orange, Brown, and White Acrylic Paint One Orange Handprint

Adding Four Brown Fingerprints Adding Two White Fingerprints

Adding Two More White Fingerprints Adding Brown Pupils

Finished W Is for Walrus Handprint Craft Completed W Is for Walrus Handprint Craft

For more fun water creature craft ideas, try my U Is for Urchin Handprint Craft, Sponge Urchin Craft, Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft, O Is for Octopus Handprint Craft, O Is for Oyster Paper Plate Craft, C Is for Crab Handprint Craft, L Is for Lobster Handprint-Footprint Craft, Paper Plate Octopus Craft, Paper Plate Underwater Urchin Craft, and Paper Plate Fish Craft.

Image Credits

W Is for Walrus Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Orange, Brown, and White Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Orange Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Four Brown Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two White Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two More White Fingerprints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Brown Pupils © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished W Is for Walrus Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed W Is for Walrus Handprint Craft © 2017 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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