Welcome to the Handprint the Alphabet series for kids! We’re looking to learn and get creative with our preschoolers this summer. Today is letter “D.” While there are lots of objects we could do, today, “D” is for one of my little one’s favorite things- a Dinosaur! Today’s project just involves painting the entire hand and adding a little artwork for this simple 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 dinosaur
- Colored pencil or marker that matches the color of the paint for the dinosaur
- Black colored pencil or marker
- Optional: pencil
Paint your child’s hand with the paint color for the dinosaur. They can get creative and choose what color that they want their dinosaur to be. Apply a thick coat of paint on the entire hand.
Press the hand in the center of the paper. The child’s fingers are the legs, so keep that in mind when placing the hand on the paper. Let the paint dry completely.
Using the same colored marker or pencil, draw a long neck on the dinosaur. Make sure the fingers (the “feet”) are at the bottom. If needed, use the regular pencil to lightly draw in the neck before using the marker.
Make an eye and a mouth with the black marker. We made our dinosaur look nice, but yours can look mean if you want!
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back tomorrow with the letter “E!” I’d love to hear if you are joining in on the series with your kiddo. Feel free to post photos on my Facebook wall or tag me on Instagram!