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Handprint Parrots

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Three completed Handprint Parrots on display against a bright blue background.

Crafting with kids is a wonderful way to create lasting memories and cherished keepsakes. One of the most delightful and meaningful projects you can undertake is the Handprint Parrot Craft. This colorful and vibrant craft is perfect for children of all ages, allowing them to express their creativity while also capturing a snapshot of their growth.

The highlight of this project is the parrot's wings, made by tracing and cutting out the child's handprints. This not only adds a personal touch but also creates a beautiful and unique piece of art.

Completed Handprint Parrot on display against a bright blue background.

Handprint crafts are a favorite among parents and teachers alike because they blend creativity with a personal touch. The Handprint Parrot Craft is no exception. It's a fantastic way to engage children in a fun and educational activity that results in a piece of art they can be proud of. Plus, it serves as a wonderful keepsake for parents to look back on as their children grow. Similar projects, such as the Handprint Cactus or the Handprint Alien Spaceship, also capture the essence of a child's individuality, making them all the more special.

In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps to create your very own Handprint Parrot Craft. This project is simple and straightforward, requiring only basic crafting supplies. By following these steps, you'll not only create a beautiful piece of art but also spend quality time with your child, fostering their creativity and motor skills. Let's dive into this colorful adventure!

Completed Handprint Parrots on display against a bright blue background.

Materials Needed:

Printed Parrot Handprint Template

White Cardstock Paper

Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange & Red Paper

Markers, Crayon or Colored Pencils


Glue Stick

How to Create Handprint Parrots

How to print Handprint Parrot Template.

Step 1: Download and Print Template

Start by downloading and printing the parrot template. Ensure you print it on sturdy paper or cardstock so the final product is durable and can be easily displayed.

How to color Handprint Parrot Template.

Step 2: Color

Once you have your template, it's time to bring your parrot to life with color! Let your child use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to decorate the parrot's body. Encourage them to use bright, vibrant colors to make their parrot stand out. This is a great opportunity for kids to express their individual creativity.

How to cutout Handprint Parrot Template.

Step 3: Cut Out Parrot

After the parrot is beautifully colored, carefully cut out the parrot template. If your child is young, you may need to assist with this step to ensure clean and accurate cutting.

How to trace handprints.

Step 4: Trace Handprint on Multiple Colors of Paper

Next, trace your child's handprint on several sheets of colored paper. These handprints will become the parrot's feathers, so choose a variety of colors to make the wings look vibrant and full of life. Aim for at least four to six handprints to create a layered effect.

How to cutout handprints.

Step 5: Cut Out Handprints

Carefully cut out each of the traced handprints. Again, depending on your child's age, you may need to assist with this step. Cutting out handprints is a great way to develop fine motor skills.

Example of how to glue handprints to the parrot's body.

Step 6: Glue Handprints One at a Time onto the Parrot

Now it's time to assemble your parrot's wings. Start by gluing the handprints one at a time onto the parrot's body, beginning at the lower part of the wing area and working your way up. Layer each handprint slightly over the previous one to create a feathered effect. Continue this process until the wing is complete and your parrot looks ready to take flight.

Completed Handprint Parrots on display against a bright blue background.

Creating a Handprint Parrot Craft is not only a fun and engaging activity but also a heartwarming way to capture a moment in time. The handprint wings serve as a reminder of your child's growth and creativity, making this project a treasured keepsake. Whether you display it on the fridge or give it as a gift, this vibrant parrot is sure to bring joy and memories for years to come. Happy crafting!

How to download Handprint Parrot Template.

How To Download The Template For The Handprint Parrots Template:

Before you can begin your craft you need to download the Printable Handprint Parrots Craft template. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Template. You choose which one you want to download and print.

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Completed Handprint Parrot on display against a bright blue background.


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