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 “J.” While there are lots of objects we could do, today, “J” is for jellyfish! Today’s project involves painting one entire hand. The fingers are the bottom of the jellyfish, so keep that in mind when placing the hand on paper. 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!
Supplies (may include affiliate links):
- White paper
- Purple paint
- Purple marker or colored pencil
- Optional: regular pencil
Apply a thick coat of paint to one entire hand. Lay the hand in the center of the paper. Apply gentle pressure to the hand, and then lift it up. Remember, the fingers are the bottom of the jellyfish! Clean off the hand. Let the paint dry completely.
Use the purple marker or colored pencil to draw the jellyfish body and tentacles. Optional: use the regular pencil to lightly draw them in and then trace over them with the colored pencil or marker.
Thanks for following along, and I’ll see you back tomorrow with the letter “I!” Do you have any guesses on what object that we will be doing for the letter “I?” 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: