Want a fun summer craft idea for kids? This handprint flamingo craft has the coolest summer vibes!
Kids and parents alike love handprint crafts. 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 flamingo 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
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Printable flamingo template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.
Download the flamingo template, print, and cut out the pieces 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 uncut.
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.
Glue the two legs to the bottom and back of the handprint card.
Open the card up and write a special message.
That’s all you need to do to create your own summery 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 cards.
We 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 into 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! Try out some of these cool books about space:
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.
Summer Kids’ Crafts
Crafting is a great activity for kids for many reasons! It helps to develop fine motor skills, encourages creativity, and can be a calming activity. For kids who are always on the go, crafting can be a way to slow down and focus on one task.
So next time you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, or something to help you unwind after a long day, try crafting. Try out some of our popular summer crafts:
Paper Campfire Craft -What’s better than gathering around a campfire in the summertime? Making your own campfire out of paper, of course! This craft is simple and fun, and it’s a great way to decorate your home or kids’ room for summer.
Mermaid Paper Bag Craft – This boy and girl mermaid craft for kids to make is so much fun to play with! With just a few supplies, you can whip up these ocean friends in no time. They’re perfect for pretend play, and your little ones will love toting them around everywhere they go.
Killer Whale Headband Craft – This killer whale craft is perfect for kids to make from paper or print in black and white outline for kids to color in. Either way, they’ll have a blast making their own killer whale headband! And when they’re done, they can wear it with pride knowing they made it themselves.
Summer Activities For Kids
Looking for a fun summer activity for your kids? Look no further than these summer color by number printables! These printables are perfect for keeping kids entertained on those long summer days. Plus, they’ll help your kids practice their color recognition and number skills. To use, simply print out the printables and let your kids get to work coloring in the numbered sections. They’ll love seeing the vibrant colors come to life as they work their way through each printable.
Summertime is the perfect time to break out the printables! These summer do a dot printables are perfect for kids who are working on fine motor skills, letter recognition, patterns, counting, and more. Simply print out the pages and let your child use those dot markers!
Fun Summer Ideas
Bring summer into your home with lots of ideas for yourself and your family!
- This “Ocean of Possibilities” t-shirt is great for librarians, daycare workers, or homeschoolers!
- Keep the kids hydrated all summer long with these personalized water tumblers for kids.
- Spruce up your tiered tray with this adorable watermelon decor.
- If you love flamingos, grab this cute flamingo planter!
More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored card stock (in pink and yellow)
- Glue stick
- Printable flamingo template
- Download the flamingo template, print, and cut out the pieces 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 uncut.
- 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.
- Glue the two legs to the bottom and back of the handprint card.
- Open the card up and write a special message.