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Z Is for Zebra Handprint Craft

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

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Pour some light gray paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of light gray paint on your child’s hand.
  3. Press the light gray 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 light gray paint on your child’s finger.
  6. Press the light gray fingerprint onto the handprint opposite the thumb.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  8. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of light gray paint on your child’s fingertip.
  9. Press two light gray fingertip prints on top of the light gray fingerprint.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  11. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  12. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of black paint on your child’s finger and fingertip.
  13. Press black stripes on the light gray handprint and fingerprint.
  14. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint a black eye in the center of the light gray fingerprint.
  16. Use a paintbrush to paint “Z is for zebra” in black on the paper.

Light Gray and Black Acrylic Paint One Gray Handprint

Adding a Light Gray Fingerprint Adding Two Light Gray Fingertip Prints

Adding Black Fingerprint Stripes Adding a Black Pupil

Z Is for Zebra Handprint Craft

Image Credits

Light Gray and Black Acrylic Paint © 2014 Heather Johnson
One Gray Handprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Light Gray Fingerprint © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Two Light Gray Fingertip Prints © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding Black Fingerprint Stripes © 2014 Heather Johnson
Adding a Black Pupil © 2014 Heather Johnson
Z Is for Zebra Handprint Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson

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