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N is for Nest Hand Art

Next in the Alphabet Handprint Art Series is the letter N. This week we are sharing a cute N is for Nest  handprint craft where we use thumbprints to make baby birds! This craft is great for kindergartners as they learn the letter N. Don’t forget to print the free letter n worksheets to go along with it for more letter practice.

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Spring Activities for Kids

Letter N

This craft uses some paint and simple supplies to make a bird’s nest. It’s always a lot of fun to for the kids to see how their hand print can turn into something else. For this craft, we make a brown handprint for the nest, and then use a thumbprints with blue paint to make baby birds. We finish with with black and yellow paint to make their faces. It’s a simple and hands-on way to learn about the letter N!


  • Letter “N” is for Nest printable
  • brown paint
  • blue paint
  • black paint
  • yellow or orange paint
  • paint brush
  • wipes to clean hands
hand art craft

First, print the printable to go along with this craft. We like to practice the letter on the first page before making our handprint, and we do the next page while the handprint is drying.

Start by painting the entire palm and fingers with brown paint. This will be the nest for the little birds to sit in.

handprint crafts

Now it’s time to make the N is for Nest  handprint. Place the hand in the center of the page, with fingertips pointing towards the side and the thumb pointing upwards.

nest with baby bird craft for kids

Nest, make little birds by pressing a thumb into blue paint and making three blue thumbprints.

N is for Nest

alphabet craft for kids letter n

Make faces for the birds by making two black eyes and a yellow or orange triangle beak for each.

Letter N Worksheets

letter n worksheets-free-printable

While your n is for nest alphabet craft is drying, complete the letter N worksheets for more letter N practice!


Download Letter N Worksheets

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Emily formerly taught extra-curricular activities with elementary school children and now stays at home with her two young boys. She loves to get out exploring and learning alongside them. More about their adventures and activities can be found at To be A Kid Again, where Emily shares hands-on learning ideas, crafts, family fun, and more.

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