Letter C Handprint Art: C Is For Crab (free printable)

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Kick off a fun and educational afternoon with the letter c handprint art: c is for crab, perfect for little ones learning their ABCs.

This is a hands-on way to teach the letter C, transforming a standard lesson into an exciting art project.

The activity isn’t just about letters; it’s a chance for kids to get messy with paint, explore textures, and see their own handprints come to life as part of the alphabet.

Ideal for parents and teachers looking for a creative way to reinforce learning, this worksheet ensures that the journey through the alphabet is as enjoyable as it is educational.

Whether at home or in the classroom, the crab alphabet handprint art is a wonderful addition to any learning plan, bringing smiles and a bit of artistic flair to the day’s lessons.

A children's educational craft showing 'C is for Crab' with a red handprint crab on white paper, accompanied by colorful markers and the pun 'A great crab pun can be very hard to crack.' Below, in bold letters on a red background, 'C IS FOR CRAB HANDPRINT ART

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Crab handprint art

This is such an easy and fun handprint craft and a great way to learn the alphabet.

Kids love getting their hands covered in paint, and I have to admit I love it too!

It’s so much fun allowing the kids to be creative while learning. Print out the C is for crab handprint template and add it to their bedroom wall.

This free printable letter c handprint template is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

Craft supplies needed

c is for crab

How to use

Print out the template below, it will print out on one full page. Make sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it in your emails within 5 minutes.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use, we have chosen red for our crab.

hand and red paint

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

red handprint

Place their hands with their fingers pointing up to the sky, with their palms towards the bottom of the page. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull your child’s hand off really gently to avoid any smudges.

Let the paint dry completely before coloring in the letter C and the crab’s claws.

c is for crab handprint

The most important thing though is just to have fun with this handprint art!

What are the educational benefits?

By adding art when learning the letters of the alphabet you are promoting both auditory learnings with kinesthetic learning.

The student may know the letter C, but adding a handprint to something beginning with the letter will help them retain the information.

Younger children will love our crab activities for preschoolers.

Letter C printables

For even more letter c activities for preschool printables that I know you are going to love:

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free letter c handprint printable

If you want to grab all of the letters of the alphabet in one place, you can purchase them here for a small fee. Or for a massively discounted price grab these handprint alphabet printables along with our new alphabet coloring pages in our 52-page bundle.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 9 April 2024 by homeschoolof1

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