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If you love finding crafts and activities to do alongside your favorite children’s books, you’ll love these book-based handprint crafts for kids of all ages!
From Dr. Seuss to Mo Willems and many books in between, these book-based crafts are sure to be a hit with readers from 3- 10! This list features paper crafts, painting crafts, and more.
Book-Based Handprint Crafts
Turn your child’s handprint into one of his favorite book characters with this If You Give a Mouse a Cookie handprint art project for kids!
If your kids love the Mo Willems “Pigeon” books, they’re going to love this handprint pigeon craft! Simple Everyday Mom
This flamingo handprint craft is the perfect craft to do alongside the book Flora and the Flamingo. The Chirping Moms
Dr. Seuss fans will love these Cat in the Hat and fish in a bowl handprint crafts. I Heart Arts n Crafts
Little ones will love adding pom pom “spots” to this fun Put Me in the Zoo handprint craft. Our Kid Things
This hermit crab craft is adorable, and it’s the perfect craft to do alongside Eric Carle’s A House for a Hermit Crab. Craftulate
Here’s a fun Rainbow Fish handprint craft that sparkles like the fish in the book. Fun Handprint Art Blog
Kids will have a blast making Thing 1 and Thing 2 from their handprints. I Heart Arts n Crafts
This handprint hot air balloon is perfect alongside Oh, the Places You’ll Go. It will make a great graduation card, as well. Glued to My Crafts Blog
You can make a whole handprint elephant family to go with Bedtime in the Jungle. Rainy Day Mum
Favorite Picture Books
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of of the books featured in this post. You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Cat in the Hat – Poor Dick and Sally. It’s cold and wet and they’re stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process!
A House for Hermit Crab – Join Hermit Crab as he learns an important lesson about growing up: For every friend and adventure left behind, there are new ones just ahead!
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he’ll ask for a glass of milk. He’ll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn’t have a milk mustache, and then he’ll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim….