Creating fingerprint art is a great way for toddlers to nurture their creativity and a fun way for parents to co-create with their little ones and preserve precious memories of their growing children. It’s a fun creative activity to boost an early learner’s creativity & discovery.
Art Material required:
- Washable, non-toxic paints
- Paint brushes
- Palette or a paper plate
- Water container
- Paper or card stock
- Felt-tip markers & crayons
- Have wet wipes and a towel handy
- Old newspapers to protect the surface beneath the paper
- A painting apron (optional)
- Using fingerprints, you can create flowers, fairies, dinosaurs, and more!
- Use a paintbrush to spread the paint over your child’s finger. An alternate method is to pour a little paint into a palette and dip your child’s finger into the paint.
- Guide your child’s finger to the paper and gently press down to leave a fingerprint.
- Once the fingerprint is dry, use a felt-tip pen or crayons to draw in the details such as eyes, wings, fins, arms, etc.
Once the activity is over, ensure that the child washes his/her hands with soap and water to get rid of any paint.
If you are looking for art activities for little ones, then head over to The Creative Toddlers Fingerprint Art: Welcome to a journey of co-creating art and memories with your little ones. This book has over 50 fingerprint art ideas to turn your child’s fingerprints into adorable art.