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Handprint Alphabet – I is for Impala

| June 9, 2012 | 9 Comments

This we decided to make an “I for Impala” in our Handprint Alphabet series. Funny how we came back from holiday and Red Ted was eager to have another handprint session go…. he really is loving doing these. We discussed what different things start with I before we settled in “Impala”. I showed him a picture on the internet and he was smitten…  This time I was able to “throw in” a little colour theory as we mixed our own tan/ brown.

handprint crafts

Oh, so our Impala is rather deer like.. but then they are of the same family and Red Ted did manage the iconic Impala horns…

handprint crafts

We only have primary colours, green, black and white at home. So we had to mix our own tan/ brown colour. It was great to be able to discuss this with Red Ted. To make brown, in essence you mix all your primary colours – red, blue and yellow. Blue and red can dominate colour mixing, as their pigment is stronger. So it is best to start with a good amount of yellow and then gradually add some red and blue. We probably had approximately 6 parts yellow, 2-3 parts red, 2 parts blue and then added 1-2 parts white to lighten it.

handprint art

handprint art

Red Ted’s (4yrs) Handprint Impalas. We will be practicing our writing again later and then hang one up downstairs and one in Red Ted’s bedroom.

handprint art

We only did one with Pip Squeak, as ahem, she was napping when Red Ted did his and we didn’t leave her much paint. She was happy enough though and loved using BIG googly eyes (whilst Red Ted, did the little ones).

More from the handprint craft series:

Handprint Art A,  Handprint Art B,  Handprint Art CHandprint Art DHandprint Art F , Handprint Art G, Handprint H

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  1. artsy_momma says:

    I love the teeny googly eyes! I have never heard of that animal before. So cute that he looks forward to the crafts every week :)

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Yes, the tiny eyes are hilarious, aren’t they! And the children’s enthusiasm makes it all the more fun for me too!

  3. Sian says:

    absolutely love these : ) they would make a great alphabet book.

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Funny you should say that.. Am thinking of putting it into an ebook, as well as print a version out for my kids on Blurb! :-)

  4. Sheryl says:

    Hi, I love these Alphabet Handprints. Do you have any others after the letter I? I love doing handprint art with my preschoolers and I am always looking for new ideas.

    • Red Ted Art says:

      J is publishing tomorrow!! And we are working on K and M next.. sorry to be “slow”.. but am doing this as part of our “ABC learning fun” and doing one a week.. eek… means waiting a total of 26 weeks for them all to be done!!!! Can you wait that long?!

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