Welcome to the first letter of the Handprint the Alphabet series for kids! We’re looking to learn and get creative with our preschoolers this summer. Today is letter “A.” And, as we all learn, “A” is for Apple! This first letter of the alphabet is a simple apple handprint craft. Be sure to pop over and check out my Tips for Great Handprint Art with Kids post if you’ve never done handprint art with kids before. I share a few pointers plus my go-to supplies!
Supplies (may include affiliate links):
- Paint for apple
- Brown colored pencil or marker
- Green colored pencil or marker
- Optional: pencil
Paint your child’s PALM of the hand only with the apple color. Feel free to get creative and use an apple color other than red paint! Kids always correlate red with apples, but this can be a good time for kids to learn that apples can be green or yellow, too!
Apply a good coat of paint to the palm. Press the palm in the center of the paper. Let the paint dry completely. Use the colored pencils to draw the stem and leaf. If needed, use the pencil to draw lightly draw the stem and leaf before using the colored pencils.
If you have older preschool kiddos, they may want to draw the stem and leaf. I also have an older elementary aged daughter, and sometimes she feels left out when I am doing things like this with the triplets. One way to keep them occupied is to let them create, too, but make a challenge for them. For instance, she has to think of a different object that starts with “A” and make a handprint art. Encourage them to think out of the box (aardvark, anyone?).
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you tomorrow with letter “B.”