Alphabet alphabet handprint crafts Crafts for Kids Spring

U is for Umbrella Hand Art Project

Next in the Alphabet Handprint Art Series is the letter U. This week we are sharing a U is for Umbrella handprint craft perfect for kids learning the letter U.  Don’t forget to print the free printable Letter U Worksheets for handwriting practice.

U is for Umbrella handprint Craft & Free Letter U Worksheets - these super cute letter U alphabet craft is perfect for those learning the letter u in a letter of the week unit. The free printable letter u worksheets are perfect for practicing handwriting for toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, and first grade their alphabet letters, letter of the week curriculum #letteroftheweek #letteru #handprintart

U is for Umbrella Handprint Art

This craft uses some paint and simple supplies to make a U is for Umbrella 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 activity, you can use paint in any color to make a handprint for the main part of the umbrella. Next, we make the umbrella handle using a paintbrush, and then finish by making fingerprint raindrops.


  • Letter “U” is for Umbrella printable
  • Colored paint (any color of your choice for the umbrella)
  • black or brown paint
  • 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 handprint, and we do the next page while the tree handprint is drying.

red paint on kids hand

Start by painting the palm and fingers with paint in a color of your choice. This will be the umbrella’s body. It’s fun to use a bright color.


Now it’s time to make the handprint! Make a handprint near the top center of the page, with fingers pointing downwards. This will be the main part of the umbrella.


Use a paintbrush and brown or black paint to paint a “J” shape for the handle of the umbrella. Start around the middle of the handprint, going down towards the bottom of the page.

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Now it’s time to make the raindrops. Dip a finger into blue paint and the start making dots for raindrops all around the page. Now you have your super cute U is for Umbrella handprint alphabet craft.

letter U handprint art and letter u worksheets for kids

Let dry and then your umbrella handprint is complete! While your umbrella is drying, complete the Letter U worksheet for handwriting practice!


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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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