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X Is for Xylophone Footprint Craft

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X Is for Xylophone Footprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Black, red, orange, yellow, green, and blue 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 foot.
  3. Press the black footprint into the center of the paper.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Pour some red paint onto the cardboard.
  6. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of red paint on your child’s finger.
  7. Press the fingerprint on the black footprint near the toes.
  8. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  9. Pour some orange paint onto the cardboard.
  10. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of orange paint on your child’s finger.
  11. Press the fingerprint on the black footprint next to the red fingerprint.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  13. Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard.
  14. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of yellow paint on your child’s finger.
  15. Press the fingerprint on the black footprint next to the orange fingerprint.
  16. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  17. Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
  18. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of green paint on your child’s finger.
  19. Press the fingerprint on the black footprint next to the yellow fingerprint.
  20. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  21. Pour some blue paint onto the cardboard.
  22. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of blue paint on your child’s finger.
  23. Press the fingerprint on the black footprint next to the green fingerprint.
  24. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  25. Use a paintbrush to paint “X is for xylophone” in black on the paper.

Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black Acrylic Paint One Black Footprint

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Adding a Red Fingerprint Adding an Orange Fingerprint

Adding a Yellow Fingerprint Adding a Green Fingerprint

Adding a Blue Fingerprint Finished X Is for Xylophone Footprint Craft

Completed X Is for Xylophone Footprint Craft

For another fun xylophone craft, try my Construction Paper Xylophone Craft.

Image Credits

X Is for Xylophone Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Orange, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Black Footprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Red Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding an Orange Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Yellow Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Green Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Blue Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Finished X Is for Xylophone Footprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Completed X Is for Xylophone 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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