Next in the Alphabet Handprint Art Series is the letter Z. This week we are sharing a Z is for Zebra handprint craft! This craft is great for kindergartners as they learn the letter Z. It would also be great to go along with zoo learning units. Don’t forget to print the free printable to go along with it for more letter Z practice.
This craft uses some paint and simple supplies to make a zebra 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, we use black paint to make the body of the zebra. Next, we make the zebra’s stripes by making white zig-zags using a paintbrush, and finish by adding details with a black marker. It’s a fun and simple way to make an adorable zebra handprint!
Z is for Zebra HandArt Project
- Letter “Z” is for Zebra printable
- black paint
- white paint
- paint brush
- black marker
- 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 watermelon handprint is drying.
First, paint the entire palm of the hand with black paint. This will be the zebra’s body.
Now it’s time to make the handprint! Make a handprint near the center of the page, with the fingers spread out, and the thumb point out to the side. Be sure to make your handprint sideways so that the fingers are pointing down towards the bottom of the paper, with the thumb point towards the side. The fingers will be the legs, and the thumb will be the head.
Use a paintbrush and white paint to make some zig-zag zebra stiripes. make some along the top, palm, legs, and neck. You can also make a dot for the eye and a curve for the mouth. After the paint is dry, use a black marker to make the tail, ears, and dots for the eyes.
Now your Z is for Zebra handprint is complete! While your zebra is drying, complete the second page letter Z worksheet for more letter “Z” practice! Check out all our Kindergarten Crafts
More Cut Alphabet Handprint Crafts
- E is for Elephant
- B is for Bee
- Q is for Queen
- C is for Carrot
- A is for Apple
- R is for Rabbit
- S is for Spider
- U is for Umbrella
- V is for Volcano
Download Letter Z Worksheets
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