Dr. Seuss’s ABC “T” Handprint Painting

This month’s challenge in the Monthly Crafting Book Club in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday last month is his ABC book.  I must admit, I am not a big Dr. Seuss fan, but I can see why so many kids love the silly lines and fun pictures, my kids included!  We haven’t done any hand print crafts in awhile so decided to focus on the letter “T” ten tired turtles on a tuttle-tuttle tree.

Dr. Seuss's ABC - In celebration of Dr. Seuss's ABC book, we focused on the letter "T" and did a canvas handprint painting to depict the scene.

Materials needed:

  • Canvas of some sort (or even paper)
  • Paint – orange, yellow, green, brown
  • A black sharpie
  • Paint brushes and sponges
  • Willing children

How to:

  • I squirted orange and yellow over the canvas and used a moist sponge to spread it out everywhere.
  • After allowing the paint to dry, I painted my daughters hand and arm brown and had her place them gently on the canvas to be the tree, then we did a few more hand print branches, re-painting brown in between.
  • I let it dry then had her dip a finger in green paint and do 10 finger prints wherever she wanted (she loved this part).
  • I washed her hand well (she was nice and covered at this point).
  • A day later when it was really dry I used a black sharpie to draw on the turtles tails, arms and legs.  Then I wrote the Dr. Suess lyrics at the top of the canvass.

T Handprint Craft - In celebration of Dr. Seuss's ABC book, we focused on the letter "T" and did a canvas handprint painting to depict the scene. T Handprint Craft - In celebration of Dr. Seuss's ABC book, we focused on the letter "T" and did a canvas handprint painting to depict the scene.

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That’s it!  It was really easy and perfect for any Dr. Seuss lover.

Dr. Seuss's ABC - In celebration of Dr. Seuss's ABC book, we focused on the letter "T" and did a canvas handprint painting to depict the scene.

Please check out the other awesome crafts and activities from other bloggers below.

 

Dr. Seuss's ABC - PT

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Don’t forget to see what we did for January and February

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What is your favourite Dr. Seuss book?  Please let me know in the comments below.

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      Hil says:

      Ha ha thanks. You should do it with your daughter, my one-year-old gets upset if he is not included. He sits so still and ADORES being painted too! (He was napping for this)

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