Are you learning about the letter O, or about octopuses? Either way, you are going to love our O is for octopus handprint.
I am also going to share our favorite letter O activities you can enjoy with your preschoolers.
Have fun with all of our free handprint alphabet templates and learn the ABCs. These are a great way to create keepsakes too.
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Handprint octopus template
This is such an easy and fun handprint craft and a great way to learn the letter O.
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 O is for octopus handprint template below and have fun.
This free printable letter o 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.
Supplies needed for the octopus craft:
- washable paints
- kids glue
- googly eyes (Optional)
- Wipes!! It helps to have these handy so you don’t make a complete mess of your table!
How to use o is for octopus handprint template
Print out the octopus 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 handprints they want to use, we have chosen red for our octopus tentacles.
Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hands. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!
Place their hands with their fingers pointing to each bottom corner of the page with their palms just under the octopus’s face.
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 O and the octopus’s face.
The most important thing though is just to have fun with this handprint art!
Fun letter O activities for preschoolers
For even more letter O activities that I know you are going to love:
- Letter O coloring page
- Owl handprint art
- Letter O worksheets
- Inky the Octopus
- National Geographic fun facts about Octopus
- Octopus’s Garden
- How to Hide An Octopus
- Play-Dough Cranky the Octopus
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 O is for Octopus handprint template
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.
Last Updated on 24 February 2024 by homeschoolof1