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Handprint Alphabet – D is for Dinosaur

| May 5, 2012 | 16 Comments

And the Handprint Crafts continue with D for Dinosaur – I am really loving seeing quite how much both the children enjoy doing these, Red Ted always jumps up with pleasure when I say “shall we do some more Handprint Letters”? Check out the rest of our Handprint Alphabet… A, B and C already there!

This week  I asked again – what “Ds do we know”? What handprint craft would you like to make? Dog, Dragon, Duck (we almost made a duck) and then suddenly there were excited “Dinosaur” cries. Mummy, let’s do a DINOSAUR Handprint. So we did! I think they turned out lovely. However, I am sure you can make them look “more dinosaury – with a bigger head and more spikes – but I am trying very hard not to interfere with where the kids want to place things. So. Here we go:

handprint crafts

To make our Handprint Dinosaur, you only add paint to the palm, thumb and little finger. One will be the tail and the other the head!

handprint crafts alphabet

Once it dried, the children added funky foam spikes, googly eyes and legs!

handprint crafts dinosaur

Red Ted chose orange spikes and drew four neat legs

handprint crafts d for dinosaur

Red Ted’s second picture. We seem to always make “a double and a single” picture. One for the kitchen/ family room and one for his bedroom! Later we write the words and letters on the pictures too!

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I do like Pip Squeak’s purple spikes and enormous legs!

handprint crafts Letters

I think the dinosaur on the right is very fast! It has 5 legs.. maybe it took one from the dinosaur on the left?!

Anyway. These are our handprint art for the week… next is E for …..

Checkout previous weeks’:

 Handprint Art A,  Handprint Art B,  Handprint Art C

Also.. check out these Dinosaur Party Ideas!

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  1. Jillian says:

    Love this, it’s awesome. I’ve been trying to find something like this for the children I nanny.. Thank you.

  2. Kim says:

    This series of handprinting is a fantastic idea to introduce young children to printmaking! I think even the elementary school kids will love getting thier hands messy. It would be a great project to get kids involved with Print Day in May! http://www.printdayinmay.mpcprintmakers.org

  3. Red Ted Art says:

    Oooh handprint day sounds fun!

  4. I think these alphabet handprints are my favorites!

  5. Jackie says:

    I’m loving your handprint alphabet. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!!

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Jackie!

  7. Pinkoddy says:

    Wow you never fail to amaze me! Looking forward to the Gorillas.

  8. I am loving these Maggy! I want to do them on canvas. In fact I might! xx

    • Red Ted Art says:

      @Pinkoddy Ha! I hope we manage a G for Gorilla… may have to be something else!!
      @MummyMummyMum.. I think Canvas would be SOOOO cute! Maybe one large one? Or just your child’s initials on little square ones?

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