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Handprint Parrot

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • No Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: JAS
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Canson® 9"x12" Sketchpad
  • Strathmore Kids® Construction Paper: red, yellow, green
  • Palmer Prism Tempera Poster Paint: red
  • 1" wide foam brush or paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Elmer’s® All Purpose Glue Sticks
  • Darice® Sticky Back Eyes
  • Newspaper

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cover work surface with newspaper.
2. Using red poster paint and the foam brush, cover child’s hand with paint and place on a page of paper from the sketchpad. Position the child’s hand so that the fingers are pointing towards the bottom of the page, and the handprint is in the lower third of the paper.
3. Cover the child’s hand with paint again. Position the child’s hand so that the fingers point toward the left of the page, just above the palm of the first handprint.
4. Cover the child’s hand with paint again. Position the child’s hand so that the fingers point toward the right of the page, just above the palm of the first handprint. Allow to dry.
5. Out of red construction paper, cut out a circle for the body of the parrot and glue it over the palms of the handprints.
6. Cut a smaller red circle out of construction paper, and glue it just above the first red circle to create the head of the parrot.
7. Then cut out three feather shapes from red construction paper and glue above the head of the parrot.
8. From yellow construction paper, cut out a beak and glue it on the parrot’s face. Use the sticky back eyes to give the parrot eyes.
9. Using the green construction paper cut out leaves. Glue to paper to create the background of the art.

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