And the Handprint Animal ABC 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! I do hope you like our Handprint Flamingo! This would also make a great Summer Arts And Crafts for Preschoolers project don’t you think?
Check out the rest of the Handprint A-Z here!
This Handprint Flamingo Art Project was first published in May 2012 and has been updated and republished for your convenience.
Handprint Flamingo – Materials
- Pink Paint
- Blue paint
- Black paint
- Googley eyes
How to make a Handprint Flamingo
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.
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!
Red Ted tried to add the “curve” in the neck, but got a little confused. I LOVE his beak!
Two more from Red Ted.
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:
More great Summer Arts And Crafts for Preschoolers here:
And of course the full Handprint Animal A-Z here: