Bright and Colorful Handprint Parrot Craft for Kids
Here’s a colorful handprint parrot craft to brighten up your day! Perfect for young kids to use their hands and learn about different colors!
Have you ever looked at the talking animals and birds in cartoons and wished they could do the same in real life? Well, that certainly would be quite interesting, if animals could speak! In fact, there is one creature that can do this IRL – parrots!
Parrots are among the most intelligent creatures on the planet, and it is estimated that African gray parrots can give apes a run for their money, having the reasoning ability of a 3-year-old human! Amazing! It’s no wonder then, that parrots are pretty popular in various cultures.
Parrots in Various Cultures
- Parrots have appeared in ancient stories, like “The parrot and the cat” by Aesop and “The Merchant and the Parrot” by Rumi
- The Hindu god Kamadeva is shown with a parrot as companion
- The Dominican flag depicts a parrot on it as well as it on its coat of arms
- Every year, a Parrot Festival is held in Venezuela to raise awareness about the Yellow-Shouldered Parrot
- The World Parrot Trust has declared 31st May to be World Parrot Day
Yes, parrots are a part of many colorful cultures, so it’s only right that we make a handprint parrot craft that’s just as colorful! Today’s project is a great one for kids of all ages, and everyone can have fun with it – especially siblings!
Colorful Handprint Parrot Craft for Kids
- Craft paper in different colors
- Black marker
How to make the Handprint Parrot Craft:
1. Download and print the handprint parrot craft template. The template includes the parrot’s body, beak, eye and handprints for the wing and tail.
2. Trace the parts of the template on colored paper and cut them out. What we love about this handprint parrot craft is that you can use a number of different colors for the handprints. If you like, you don’t even have to trace them out – let your child place her hand on the paper, draw an outline and cut it out. You may have to do this seven times, on paper of different colors. Choose another color for the parrot’s body and yellow for the beak.
3. Let’s start with the base. Stick the yellow beak on the parrot’s face.
4. Now stick the eye on the parrot’s head. Take the black marker and draw a smile – now your parrot looks like he’s happy!
5. Let’s prepare the parrot’s tail. You’ll need three handprints for this, stacked on top of each other as shown in the picture below. Use glue to secure everything in place.
6. Stick the tail on the parrot’s bottom – he’s starting to look quite regal!
7. Time for the wing section of the handprint parrot craft. Stick a handprint around the middle of the parrot’s body, so that it overlaps the tail.
8. Stick the next handprint next to the last one, again overlapping over the tail.
9. Continue with the remaining handprints till you have a nice bushy wing. That’s it – your handprint parrot craft is complete!
With this handprint parrot craft, kids can really experiment with colors. It’s great for older kids to learn about various color schemes, like monochromatic, complementary, analogous and more. We’ve shown an example here of a parrot having plumage in shades of blue and green – and we quite like it!
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