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X Is for X-ray Fish Handprint Craft

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X Is for X-ray Fish Handprint Craft

X is for x-ray fish! Help your toddler learn about the letter X by making a fun x-ray fish handprint craft.

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the handprint with the fingers together and thumb up onto the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
  5. Pour some white paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint on your child’s fingertip.
  7. Press one white fingertip print onto the black handprint under the thumbprint.
  8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of white paint your child’s finger.
  9. Press one horizontal and two vertical white fingerprints into the center of the black handprint. Reapply the paint as needed.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  11. Use a paintbrush to paint “X is for x-ray fish” in black on the paper.

Black and White Acrylic Paint Black Handprint with Fingers Together and Thumb Up

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Adding a White Fingertip Print to the Black Handprint Adding White Fingerprint Bones to the Black Handprint

Finished X Is for X-ray Fish Handprint Craft Completed X Is for X-ray Fish Handprint Craft

For another fun fish craft, try my Paper Plate Fish Craft. For more fun letter X crafts, try my X Is for Xylophone Footprint Craft and Construction Paper Xylophone Craft.

Image Credits

X Is for X-ray Fish Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black and White Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black Handprint with Fingers Together and Thumb Up © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a White Fingertip Print to the Black Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding White Fingerprint Bones to the Black Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished X Is for X-ray Fish Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed X Is for X-ray Fish Handprint 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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