O is for Octopus Handprint Art (Free Printable)

Our o is for octopus handprint art is not just a fun craft activity but a creative way to learn about the letter ‘O’ and the fascinating sea creature, the octopus.

This printable guide provides an easy-to-follow method for creating an adorable octopus using nothing more than paint, paper, and your child’s handprint.

It’s an engaging way to combine art, creativity, and early literacy skills, making learning about letters and animals an enjoyable experience for young learners.

By transforming a simple handprint into a colorful octopus, children can explore textures, colors, and shapes, while also practicing their fine motor skills.

This handprint alphabet art is perfect for parents looking for educational activities to do at home, teachers in search of classroom art projects, or anyone who loves creative crafts.

o is for octopus handprint template

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Handprint octopus art

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 letter o handprint art 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

octupus handprint

How to use

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.

hand and red paint

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

2 red handprints

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.

o is for octopus

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:

Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

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.

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 10 April 2024 by Clare Brown

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