Letter “U” Unicorn 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 “U.” Everybody knows that “U” is for “Unicorn (nope, not umbrella!). 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 "U" Unicorn Handprint Art for Preschoolers


Supplies (may include affiliate links):

  • Black paper
  • Paint (white and pink- I used 3D paint for the pink, but this is optional)
  • Black marker or colored pencil


Apply a thick coat of white paint to one hand.

Place the hand on the center of the paper. Keep in mind that the fingers are the legs of the unicorn and the thumb is the head/neck. Apply gentle pressure to the hand, and then lift it up. Clean off the hand. Let the paint dry completely.

Use the pink paint to make a horn, tail, and colored hoofs. Draw an eye and smile with the black marker.


Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back on Monday with the letter “V!” 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

“O” is for Octopus

“P” is for Pineapple

“Q” is for Quilt

“R” is for Rabbit

“S” is for Sheep

“T” is for Turkey




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