Painting For All Ages: Turn Fingerprints Into Art
Using an ink pad or washable paint, start fingerprinting on paper.
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Clean your finger between each color.
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You can go abstract to start, or plan a specific scene. I’m making a flower with bees.
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Messy is ok here, this is not meant to be perfect!
If you layer colors, let the first color dry before you add another on top.
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Let dry completely.
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Use a Sharpie pen to turn your fingerprints into art!
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Fingerprints can be turned into anything: animals, flowers, balloons, faces... use your imagination!
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Turn this into a family activity by having younger kids do the fingerprints at random.
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Then older kids or adults can get creative and turn the fingerprints into shapes and characters!
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Add as many or as few details as you’d like.
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Your outlines don’t have to follow the fingerprints exactly. I use the fingerprints as a background for leaf shapes.
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Add some background doodles and your art is complete!
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