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W Is for Whale Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Gray 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 with the fingers together and the thumb down onto the paper.
  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 finger.
  6. Press two gray fingerprints in the shape of a V extending from the fingers of the handprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Pour some blue paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of blue paint on your child’s finger.
  10. Press three blue fingerprints above the gray handprint in the shape of a waterspout. Reapply the paint as needed.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint a blue eye on the gray handprint under the blue waterspout.
  13. Use a paintbrush to paint “W is for whale” in blue on the paper.

Gray and Blue Acrylic Paint Gray Handprint with Fingers Together and Thumb Up

Adding Two Gray Fingerprints to the Gray Handprint Adding Three Blue Fingerprints Above the Gray Handprint

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Painting a Blue Whale Eye W Is for Whale Handprint Craft

Image Credits

Gray and Blue Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Gray Handprint with Fingers Together and Thumb Up © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two Gray Fingerprints to the Gray Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Three Blue Fingerprints Above the Gray Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting a Blue Whale Eye © 2014 Heather Johnson
W Is for Whale 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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