Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wet Ones®, but all opinions are my own.
Whether you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids on a hot summer afternoon, or searching for educational crafts during the school year, these handprint animal crafts are a lot of fun! Anytime I mention the word “paint” the boys get stars in their eyes. They love messy crafts! Thankfully I have a great tip to keep their messes to a minimum. 😉 Read on to hear more.
Handprint Animal Crafts
I asked the boys what animals they would like to make and they chose a zebra and a peacock. It’s funny because in our area we see a lot of peacocks roaming around. Kind of strange, right? They just keep populating, and boy are they noisy!
What you’ll need:
Finger paint or paint sticks
Wet Ones® Hand Wipes
Once the kids pick out their paper and paint colors they can get crafting. I love how easy this handprint animal craft is—and the clean up is minimal.
Here are a few additional handprint animal ideas:
Your kids will be amazed to see their handprint turn into an animal. Just look at that smile on my little one! If you homeschool (like we do) you can incorporate a different animal for each letter sound of the week.
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Tiffany Merritt says
I love this post so much! I fully admit that I cringe when I see handprint crafts because all I can think about is the mess. But if you prep just a little bit and have the right supplies on hand, clean up can be easy. I’m feeling inspired, now. 🙂
Awesome Tiffany! 🙂
Katrina | TOTSFamily.com says
I love that peacock craft. My daughter would love it too and such a great easy clean up tip.
It is really cute Katrina! 🙂
Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! says
Love this! Those animal pictures are good enough for framing – or at least pinning up on the fridge.
LOVE this artwork, so adorable!
nidhi chauhan says
Looks like lots of fun activity. My so also love to draw and paint animals.
Savannah (@HowHesRaised) says
Those paint sticks look very encouraging for what would be a super messy craft! I honestly had no idea they even existed in that form, but it’s something I’m DEFINITELY keeping in mind as my son grows. They really look like they enjoyed the activity for sure <3 Thanks for sharing!
Janet W. says
Those are the cutest crafts that my grandsons would love to make, too! Honestly, we don’t go anywhere without WetWipes. I have a canister in the car and we keep a package in the diaper bag.
That’s awesome Janet!
I absolutely love crafts like these and they keep kids busy for hours!
Those paint sticks are awesome and the handprint animals are adorable! This is a great craft idea!
Sherry Bult says
Super idea! And so much fun!
LaVonne Long says
This is great. We love handprint and thumprint crafts here! Thanks for sharing. That reminds me, we need more Wet Ones!
Jasmine Espinal says
Super cute ideas! Wet Ones are the best I always have them in my baby bag, purse, car and a few through out the house. I tend to run out of crafting ideas and these are all perfect for my little guy!
Kim Niland says
These are so cute! A great way for kids to expand their creativity and imagination. I love any non tech activity that is fun for kids
ashlee schnelle says
I love these types of crafts
Katie H says
This is so cute! I’ll have to share with my son and see if he wants to do it.
Erica Weaver says
this is cute would love to try this with my kids cant wait till they are old enough
Brenda Haines says
Hand prints are great art projects! I love the zebra!