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Z Is for Zebra Handprint Craft

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

Materials

  • Black and white 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 white handprint into the center of 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 onto the handprint opposite the thumb.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s finger and fingertip.
  10. Press black stripes on the white handprint and fingerprint.
  11. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  12. Use a paintbrush to paint a black eye in the center of the white fingerprint.
  13. Use a paintbrush to paint “Z is for zebra” in white on the paper.

White and Black Acrylic Paint One White Handprint

Adding a White Fingerprint Adding Black Fingerprint Stripes

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Adding Black Fingertip Print Stripes Adding a Black Pupil

Z Is for Zebra Handprint Craft

Image Credits

White and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One White Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a White Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Black Fingerprint Stripes © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Black Fingertip Print Stripes © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Black Pupil © 2014 Heather Johnson
Z Is for Zebra 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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