Friday, June 29, 2018

Letter U Worksheets & Hand Art Project

Next in the Alphabet Handprint Art Series is the letter "U". This week we are sharing a Letter "U" handprint craft by doing a cute handprint umbrella art activity. This craft is great for kindergartners as they learn the letter U. Don't forget to print the free printable to go along with it for more letter U practice.
Letter U Handprint art & FREE Letter U Worksheets for preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade

Letter U

This craft uses some paint and simple supplies to make a tree 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

How to do the Letter "U" is for Umbrella Handprint 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 tree handprint is drying.

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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.

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 second page of the "U" is for Umbrella worksheet for more letter "U" practice!

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