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Handprint Flamingo Card Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Want a fun summer craft idea for kids? This handprint flamingo craft has the coolest summer vibes!

Kids and parents alike love handprint arts and crafts for kids. They’re a cute way to preserve those little hands for a lifetime! 

With summer here, we’ve been dreaming up a new handprint craft that’s cute, summery and fun to make. 

This handprint flamingo card craft is the answer. It’s a fun and simple way to banish summer boredom and makes a sweet gift for anyone with a summer birthday! 

Read on below to see how to make this craft at home or in the classroom. 

Handprint Paper Craft For Kids

handprint flamingo craft for kids

Supplies

  • Colored card stock (in pink and yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil 
  • Printable flamingo template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the flamingo template and print out on the pink and yellow paper. The first page of the template has all of the flamingo heads on it and the second page has the beaks. Cut out the number of flamingo necks and beaks you need.

Fold a piece of pink card stock in half and trace your right child’s hand, with the thumb along the fold line. Cut out the handprint, leaving the folded edge in tact.

Glue the yellow beak to the front of the flamingo’s head, just in front of the eye.

Position your child’s handprint with the thumb facing the top and the fingers on the right.

Secure the flamingo’s neck to the handprint by gluing the neck to the back of the handprint, next to the thumb.

Create the flamingo’s legs by cutting out two strips of paper from the pink card stock. The strips should be about 6″ long by .4″ wide.

Glue one leg as is on the back of the handprint card. Cut the other strip in half and glue back together at an angle (just shy of 90 degrees). Glue the bent leg in front of the straight leg.

Open the card up and write a special message.

That’s all you need to do to create your own summery flamingo card! 

handprint flamingo card

Adapting This Craft For Kindergarten Classrooms

Depending on the skill level of the children in your class, there are a few ways to make this fun craft even easier for kids to do on their own. 

If you want to make this craft as simple as possible, make sure to cut out all the flamingo necks, beaks, and leg pieces ahead of time. This way all the students need to do is glue the pieces to their handprint card. 

I would also suggest having the pink card stock prefolded and ready to go for tracing handprints.

If you just want to make this activity a craft and not a card, you can skip the folding and trace the child’s handprint onto a single sheet of paper. 

You will need to have an adult help trace each child’s hand onto the pink paper so be sure to plan for this. 

How To Add In More Art

If you would like to make this craft have more of a hands-on art aspect you can print the template and trace the child’s handprint onto white card stock instead of the pink paper. 

This way the child can color or paint the paper pink (or any color they choose) and make their card unique! 

You can even take it another step further by gluing on pink craft feathers or pink tissue paper squares to give it a 3D effect. 

More Summer Activities For Kids

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win win situation!

How To Catch A Mermaid is the summer version of the classic “How To Catch” series! It’s perfect for mermaid fans and summer lovers alike!

Gorilla Loves Vanilla is all about, you guessed it – ice cream! This silly book will have kids laughing and asking for you to read it again and again.

Goodnight Pirate is a fun bedtime book to read to kids all summer long! They’ll love the illustrations, story, and rhyming words.

For kids who love sensory activities, try out this ocean sensory bin filler or this beach themed playdough and sensory sand kit. Your kids will spend hours playing with these hands-on activities!

More Animal Ideas For Kids

handprint flamingo card craft

Handprint Flamingo Card Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how easy it is to make this cute handprint flamingo card craft this summer!

Materials

  • Colored card stock (in pink and yellow)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil 
  • Printable flamingo template

Instructions

  1. Download the flamingo template and print out on the pink and yellow paper. The first page of the template has all of the flamingo heads on it and the second page has the beaks. Cut out the number of flamingo necks and beaks you need. 
  2. Fold a piece of pink card stock in half and trace your right child's hand, with the thumb along the fold line. Cut out the handprint, leaving the folded edge in tact. 
  3. Glue the yellow beak to the front of the flamingo's head, just in front of the eye. 
  4. Position your child's handprint with the thumb facing the top and the fingers on the right. Secure the flamingo's neck to the handprint by gluing the neck to the back of the handprint, next to the thumb. 
  5. Create the flamingo's legs by cutting out two strips of paper from the pink card stock. The strips should be about 6" long by .4" wide. Glue one leg as is on the back of the handprint card. Cut the other strip in half and glue back together at an angle (just shy of 90 degrees). Glue the bent leg in front of the straight leg. 
  6. Open the card up and write a special message.

Free Flamingo Template 

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Jill Ann Horan

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

Hi. Please send the template to horanj@region-12.org. Thank you!

Sam

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Hi Jill! This is the comment section. The form for your email is just above this :)

Ruth

Sunday 12th of September 2021

Could you kindly email me the free flamingo template. Thanks

sherrie Klint

Monday 30th of August 2021

flamingo please

Sam

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Rebecca Currey

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Please email me the template!

Sam

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Anni

Sunday 11th of July 2021

Hello,

Clan you send me the Flamingo Template?

Thank you!

Sam

Monday 12th of July 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of post to have the link sent to you :)

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