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 “E.” While there are lots of objects we could do, today, “E” is for one of my kids’ favorite things to eat- an Egg! Today’s project just involves painting the entire hand except for the thumb and adding an oval 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 egg
- Colored pencil or marker that matches the color of the paint for the egg
- Optional: pencil
Paint your child’s hand with the paint color for the egg. They can get creative and choose what color that they want their egg to be. For a white egg, use black paper. Or maybe your kiddo thinks outside the box (a purple dino egg perhaps?) and wants their egg to be a non-traditional color. Apply a thick coat of paint on the entire hand EXCEPT for the thumb. This helps to draw a more oval shape for the egg.
Press the hand in the center of the paper. Try to keep the child’s fingers close together. Let the paint dry completely.
Using the same color marker or colored pencil, draw an oval around the hand for the egg. If you are like me and have trouble drawing a symmetrical oval, use the pencil to lightly draw the oval first then trace over the pencil with the marker.
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back tomorrow with the letter “F!” 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