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Handprint Animals: A Complete Alphabet A-Z

| October 6, 2012 | 53 Comments
Handprint Animals: A Complete Alphabet A-Z

Well, it has been a fun 26 weeks! I cannot believe that we embarked on a Handprint Alphabet over 26 weeks ago (that is 6 months ago?! Wow). And what an alphabet journey it has been! We started off with an innocent A for Alien.. then a B for Bee.. and suddenly we were on […]

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Handprint Alphabet – Z for… Zebra

| October 6, 2012 | 6 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – Z for… Zebra

Oh my, we are at the Handprint Alphabet end already. Wow. The weeks have flown by. And to round it all off… we have a classic Z for Zebra!! Well, I do think Zebras are LOVELY so, I do hope this isn’t a disappointment for you… afterall we have had some pretty unusual animals in […]

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Handprint Alphabet – Y for… Yak

| September 29, 2012 | 11 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – Y for… Yak

And we are approaching the end of our Handprint Alphabet series. I bet you can guess what we have lined up for you for Z… but the question on everyone lips is “what Handprint Animal will they do for Y”?! I was very tempted by Y for Yeti… but we already have an A for […]

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Handprint Alphabet – X for X-Ray Fish

| September 22, 2012 | 11 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – X for X-Ray Fish

Yes, we all knew X would be a difficult Handprint Alphabet craft! There is X for Xenops or Xenopus which can be either a bird or a frog – yes quite right, very confusing! The names are far too similar, the animal far too different. So we settled on an X-Ray fish in the end.. […]

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Handprint Alphabet – W for… Walrus

| September 15, 2012 | 13 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – W for… Walrus

Oooh we were looking forward to the Handprint W for a long time. Something irresistable about a walrus. Red Ted thought the “moustache” was the best bit! So here we are in our Handprint Alphabet Crafts series with W for Walrus! Some say that it looks a bit like the Dr Seuss Lorax. Mmmh yes. […]

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Handprint Alphabet – V for… Vulture

| September 8, 2012 | 8 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – V for… Vulture

Well… today we are at the Handprint V of our Handprint Alphabet series. Gosh, how time has flown. Last week we had a magical Unicorn.. I am not sure how this V for.. Vulture will live up to that. Sigh.   Well.. I still think he is cute!! You will need a whole black hand! […]

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Handprint Alphabet – U for… Unicorn

| September 1, 2012 | 14 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – U for… Unicorn

Well…. as the Alphabet progress… we do need rely a little on magical and fantasy beings. Afterall, not all the letters of the alphabet are the easiest for “animal crafts”. SO. Today, we have a unicorn. Again we went online first and looked at unicorns. Red Ted decided that we needed lots of “clouds too”. […]

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Handprint Alphabet – T for….Turtle

| August 25, 2012 | 12 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – T for….Turtle

Now… we were very tempted to make a Handprint Tiger (Red Ted LOVES tigers)… but we recently went to the Zoo and we saw some (yes yes, some tigers but also) TURTLES. The kids thought they were adorable. And Pip Squeak seems to have a “turtle” thing. So a Handprint Turtle we made. It was […]

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Handprint Alphabet – S for… Snail

| August 18, 2012 | 9 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – S for… Snail

Well…. when ever we say “what starts with Ssssss”, the kids shout SNAKE SNAKE SSSSSSSSNAKE (How do you do a Handprint Snake, without it looking very boring?)! I was rather concerned that I would get snake shouts when I asked about our next Handprint Alphabet letter. So I quickly suggested SNAIL! Red Ted, said “Yes […]

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Handprint Alphabet – R for… Raccoon!

| August 11, 2012 | 16 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – R for… Raccoon!

I rather liked R for Raccoon as our next Handpring craft.. as Raccoons are sooo cute! A really simple “full handprint” with some embellishments in black and white foam afterwards! Mmmmh… another one that Pip Squeak didn’t finish (she was more than happy to do some handprinting. So not much more to show than the above! I […]

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Handprint Alphabet – Q is for… Quail

| August 4, 2012 | 16 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – Q is for… Quail

Q of course is going to be one the tricky Handprint Alphabet crafts… not many things start with Q, let alone an animal. In German we would have had Qualle (Jellyfish), but that is German, so no good for this alphabet series. There is a Quokka (an Australia marsupial) and then a host of random […]

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Handprint Alphabet P for… Penguin

| July 28, 2012 | 12 Comments
Handprint Alphabet P for… Penguin

Well. I am sorry. In our house, there could be no “other P” than P for Penguin!!! We love love love penguins. This was an easy one… a full black handprint, followed by some embellishments!   Red Ted’s plus some ice bergs and roads! Note the “extended” wings. Red Ted was quite insistent on making the […]

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Handprint Alphabet – O for… Owl

| July 21, 2012 | 9 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – O for… Owl

We are back with our Handprint Alphabet. And already we are at O! My the time is flying by!!! What else could we make but an OWL! A simple one – using a full handprint, googly eyes, feathers and funky foam for embellishments. Red Ted decided to add a little nest! While Pip Squeak is […]

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Handprint Alphabet – N for Narwhal

| July 14, 2012 | 10 Comments
Handprint Alphabet – N for Narwhal

Now N was prooving a little bit of a challenge, what or what should we make? Many Ns are a little obscure – Nene or Nyala. Others are just a bit too plain – Nightingale or Newt – would just be mistaken for the simpler relative (bird or lizard). And then someone (or many) said […]

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