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Handprint Alphabet – F is for Flamingo

| May 19, 2012 | 12 Comments

And the handprint alphabet series continues! Only another 20 letters to go (what was I thinking?!) – but – the children are VERY happy and they are really enjoying all the print making. Today, I overheard Red Ted and Pip Squeak discussing how they could make other animals from their handprints – “This could be the tail, and these fingers could be the legs“. Ah. How cute! Today, we share our handprint F – F for Flamingo!

handprint art for toddlers

We really enjoyed the Flamingo, as it is bright and cheery! We used googly eyes (of course) and tissue paper for the water! We looked at Flamingo online first – so that the children could remember what they looked like. I pointed out the big black peak and the long thing legs. That is when Red Ted said we “had to add” water. It was is idea.

toddler handprint crafts

1) Paint the whole hand pink. And print! Then with a brush or a finger add the legs and head. With a black pen add the beak and glue on blue tissue for the water!

handprint crafts preschool

Red Ted tried to add the “curve” in the neck, but got a little confused. I LOVE his beak!

flamingo craft for kids

Two more from Red Ted.

toddler handprints

Interesting how Pip Squeak’s (2.5yrs) hand is “more open” again. She asked me to add the legs and head. She then spent AGES snipping up her tissue paper. How she loves cutting. So her water is very “detailed” compared to Red Ted’s. How cute.

As per usual, we then went off and practised writing Ff and Flamingo.

Check out the rest of our Handprint Alphabet:

Handprint Art A,  Handprint Art B,  Handprint Art C,  Handprint D , Handprint E

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  1. lauren says:

    Absolute GENIOUS!! I’m loving this series and can’t wait for the next one. You’ve even got me thinking about how each animal will be created before I open the post.

  2. Liz Burton says:

    Really interesting to see the difference between the two.

    Great flamingos, we must try these!

  3. Sarah says:

    This is my favorite so far! Can’t wait to see the next one.

  4. so so cute! I want to do all these and put them on a canvas!

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Emma!

  6. Dot says:

    you are surely one creatively gifted girlie….my daughter is a teacher of first graders and would love these. What type paint is this…tempera? is it watered down or not…what type glue do you use to glue on the eyes??? and what type paper is this..bye

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Ah thanks for your kind word. The paint is “normal kid’s paint” – anything will do. We used PVA for the googly eyes (other glue won’t hold) and we used ordinary paper.

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