R is for Rabbit Hand Art Project

Next in the Alphabet Handprint Art Series is the letter R. This week we are sharing a R is for Rabbit handprint craft. This craft is great for kindergartners as they learn the letter R. Don’t forget to print the free printable Letter R Worksheets to go along with it for more letter R practice.

Letter R worksheets and hand art - r is for rabbit

R is for Rabbit

This R is for Rabbit craft uses some paint and simple supplies to make a rabbit handprint. 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, you can make any color handprint for the rabbit’s head, using another color like pink for the inner ears and nose. After the paint dries we use a marker or crayon to make the eyes and mouth. It’s a simple and hands-on way to learn about the letter R!

Materials:

  • Letter “R” is for Rabbit printable
  • A paint color of your choice for the rabbit’s head (we used brown)
  • Pink paint for the nose
  • black marker or crayon
  • paint brush
  • wipes to clean hands

First, print the printable to go along with this craft. We like to practice the letter on the first page before making our R is for Rabbit handprint, and we do the Free Letter R Worksheets while the rabbit handprint is drying.

brown paint on hand

Start by painting the palm and fingers brown (or another color for your rabbit’s head). Don’t put any paint on the thumb.

brown handprint without pressing thumb

Now it’s time to make the handprint! Make the print in the center of the paper with the pointer and middle finger together, and the ring finger and pinky together, leaving a gap between the middle finger and ring finger. Younger children may need help with this. Let the rabbit handprint dry completely before moving on.

R-is-for-rabbit-handprint-craft-for-kids

After the handprint is dry, it’s time to make the face. Use pink paint to make a triangle nose. Then, with the same pink paint to paint the inside of the ears pink as well. Finally, use a black marker or crayon to draw eyes and a mouth. Now your queen handprint is complete!

Free-Letter-R-Worksheets

While your rabbit is drying, complete the second page of the “R” is for Rabbit worksheet for more letter “R” practice!

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Emily

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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