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Handprint Alphabet – J for Jellyfish

| June 16, 2012 | 20 Comments

Welcome back to the handprint alphabet series. Today we looked at “J” for…. Jellyfish. We settled on jellyfish pretty quickly and I was relieved not to have to figure out how to do a handprint jaguar…..

We had great fun doing the jellyfish!

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For the handprint jellyfish, we left the thumb “clean” and only painted the four fingers. I encouraged the children to touch the paper with their FINGERTIP only first – give them a wiggly little line and then press the whole hand down …. hoping to achieve the long swaying tentacles of the jellyfish!

Pip Squeak ADORED this letter.

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handprint alphabet

Red Ted’s jelly fish. Both children adored adding the watery air bubbles with their finger tips. Red Ted also chose big googly eyes and a big smile!



Pip Squeak enjoyed spending AGES choosing what size googly eyes to use. I don’t think her 3rd jellyfish was meant to look sad. She just got her lines a little muddled!

Her is Red Ted using up the remaining paint. I always let them – so that they can “discover and explore” what happens with colour, especially in view or our Kids Get Arty series, where I want the children to explore and learn about art and making marks etc:

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Aaah, we did like doing this set of handprints!

Handprint Art A,  Handprint Art B,  Handprint Art CHandprint Art DHandprint Art F , Handprint Art GHandprint HHandprint Art I

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  1. Sarah says:

    This is my favorite so far…but I think I say that about all of your hand print alphabet characters. Oh! You should come up with rhymes for them and market it in a book. Seriously. It’d be really popular!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    @Sarah ooooh what a lovely idea about rhymes, was thinking of collecting them in a simple ebook anyway (as they are “there”…), but you are right a short rhyme with each would be FAB!

  3. Pinkoddy says:

    Those are great jellyfish. I like the blue fingerprints around them.

  4. Sian says:

    lovely – made me smile today : )

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe thank you! Aim achieved :-) we like making people smile!

  6. Rebecca says:

    So cute, and wonderfully messy!

  7. Allison says:

    I saw this on the Sunday Showcase and wanted to comment. I love how cute and yet simple these are! My little guys love finger and hand painting, and I think they would be tickled to make these. Pinning!

  8. I love this whole handprint letter series! Thanks so much for sharing this with Tuesday Tots last week. I have pinned it to a few different boards now :)

  9. Dee says:

    I love this idea! My daughter will be a frist year teacher and is starting out the year with Under The Sea so this is great! I am sure this site will be a great tool for her to get some great ideas and advise.

  10. lifetimenanny says:

    I am going through what you have done so far. I love them all. I can’t wait to do this series in the fall. I love love the jellyfish. I am so happy I found your site.

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