Handprint Cardinal Art Project for Kids

Let’s learn how to make this Winter Cardinal Art Project! This pretty Winter Painted Handprint Cardinal Art Project is fun and easy to make. You can use DIY Snow Paint, textured snow paint, or inexpensive white craft paint for the snow on this winter project! We love versatile projects. Let’s get started!

You can make this Snowy Winter Trees Art Project at the same time, too!

Winter Handprint Cardinal Art Project


  • 1 Sheet of Blue Construction Paper.
  • Scrap Sheet of Yellow Construction Paper.
  • School Glue or Glue Stick. 
  • Scissors.
  • Hot Glue Gun and glue.
  • Paintbrush or q-tips.
  • Sharpie or Marker.
  • Tree Branch or Twig about 10-11 inches long

Start this project by painting the palm of your hand and fingers with red paint.

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Then, carefully place your hand with your thumb up and your fingers together on the blue piece of construction paper. This will be the body and head of the cardinal.

Next, use a paint brush and more red paint to fill in the handprint shape.

While you wait for the red paint to fully dry, find a twig or branch. Try to find a branch that is about 10-11 inches long.

After the red paint has dried, carefully hot glue the branch onto the blue piece of construction paper just under the cardinal.

Next, use a q-tip to add painted snow flakes on the edge of the branch and around the cardinal.

Then, cut a small triangle beak with the yellow construction paper and glue it on the cardinal’s head. (The cardinal’s head is your thumb.)

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After the glue has fully dried, use a sharpie or marker to add a small line on the beak. Then draw the cardinal’s wing. Finally, use the marker to draw an eye.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed making your pretty Winter Painted Handprint Cardinal Project!

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