Letter “O” Octopus Handprint Art for Preschoolers

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 “O,” which is for Octopus!  Today’s project involves painting both hands (except for the thumbs!) with an addition of a little extra art. 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 preschoolers before. I share a few pointers plus my go-to supplies!


Letter "O" Octopus Handprint Art for Preschoolers


Supplies (may include affiliate links):

  • White paper
  • Paint
  • Black marker or colored pencil
  • Optional: regular pencil


Apply a thick coat of paint to both hands with the exception of the thumbs. Keep in mind that the fingers are the legs. Lay the  one hand a bit off center on the paper. Apply gentle pressure to the hand, and then lift it up. Clean off the hand. Let the paint dry completely.


Draw eyes and a little mouth with the marker.


Letter "O" Octopus Handprint Art for Preschoolers


Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back tomorrow with the letter “P!” 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!

See the prior projects in the series here:

Tips for Great Handprint Art with Preschoolers

“A” is for Apple

“B” is for Butterfly

“C” is for Candle

“D” is for Dinosaur

“E” is for Egg

“F” is for Fire

“G” is for Ghost

“H” is for Heart

“I” is for Ice Cream

“J” is for Jellyfish

“K” is for Kite

“L” is for Leaf

“M” is the Moon

“N” is for Nut


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