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Handprint Rooster Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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When you think of farm animals, what’s one of the first animals to come to mind? For us, it’s the rooster!

Kids always think of roosters crowing in the morning and waking everyone up.

If they’re learning about the farm or birds, this handprint rooster craft is perfect. It’s an easy farm animal craft that’s fun to create.

Because it’s a handprint craft, it’s great for little ones in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Be sure to watch our video tutorial below and to download the free printable template to make it super simple!

Easy Rooster Craft

handprint rooster craft image collage with the words handprint rooster craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Rooster template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the rooster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint rooster craft template

Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of orange paper and cut it out.

Position the handprint with the thumb facing up and the fingers facing to the right, then place the wing in the middle of the palm and glue it in place.

hands gluing wing to handprint rooster craft

Assemble the rooster’s head by gluing the comb to the top of the head.

hands gluing comb to handprint rooster craft

Next, take the eye and glue it just below the comb, near the left edge of the head.

hands gluing eye to handprint rooster craft

Place a dab of glue on the top, pointy party of the wattle and glue the beak to the front.

hands gluing wattle to handprint rooster beak

Glue the beak/wattle piece just in front of the eye, on the left side of the head.

hands gluing beak to handprint rooster craft

Take the completed head and glue it to the thumb portion of the handprint.

hands gluing head to handprint rooster craft

Finish off the rooster by gluing the legs to the back of the rooster body.

hand gluing legs to handprint rooster craft

That’s it! Simple, right?

hand holding handprint rooster craft

More Farm Animal Ideas For Kids

Want some ideas outside of crafts for a farm animal theme? One of our first activities we always turn to are books! Check out some of our favorite farm animal books below.

Mr.s Wishy-Washy’s Farm is a classic farm animal books for kids. In this story, the animals revolt against Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s baths and leave the farm. You have to read the story to find out what crazy shenanigans the animals run into after they leave the farm!

Little Blue Truck is one of the most popular books in our house. The cool illustrations and rhyming words really make this story fun to read. And with a whole series after this one, kids love getting to know the characters more and more!

The Cow Said Neigh! is a fun and silly book about farm animals who wish they were another farm animal. Kids will enjoy the rhyming and learn that each of us (animals included) has strengths we should embrace.

two handprint rooster crafts

For more farm animal crafts, check out some of our favorite ideas below:

Duck Handprint Craft – Continue the handprint crafts with this adorable little duckling! The kids will love it!!

Goat Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Goats are so adorable and this paper bag craft is great for pretend play.

Cow Headband Craft – If your children love headband crafts, they’ll like making this cow headband. Print it in black and white to color in or make one from paper.

handprint rooster craft

Do your kids love sensory play?

Grab this farm animal play dough kit that will keep the kids quietly (or not so quietly) playing for hours! This farm sensory bin is another simple activity that’s great for exploration and imaginative play.

For a fun farm animal gift for kids, check out this personalized wooden farm puzzle. It’s so beautiful!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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hand holding handprint rooster craft

Handprint Rooster Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This handprint rooster craft is a fun farm animal activity that's great for young children!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Rooster template

Instructions

  1. Download the rooster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Trace your child's hand onto a piece of orange paper and cut it out.
  3. Position the handprint with the thumb facing up and the fingers facing to the right, then place the wing in the middle of the palm and glue it in place.
  4. Assemble the rooster's head by gluing the comb to the top of the head.
  5. Next, take the eye and glue it just below the comb, near the left edge of the head.
  6. Place a dab of glue on the top, pointy party of the wattle, and glue the beak to the front.
  7. Glue the beak/wattle piece just in front of the eye, on the left side of the head.
  8. Take the completed head and glue it to the thumb portion of the handprint.
  9. Finish off the rooster by gluing the legs to the back of the rooster body.

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