One thing I really love about fingerprint and hand print art is that it’s inexpensive and allows for unlimited creativity. Make a cat, make a witch, make a pig- seriously, you can do it all without having any really strong art skills.
And let’s face it- in this house, I have like none.
Oh sure, I can slap paint and glitter and modge podge on something but actual drawing skills? Let’s just say I am glad that my audience is a 3 and 9 year old. I do real parenting crafts over here…none of that ‘home network’ challenge stuff.
So today I wanted to give you a fun idea to hopefully bring the inspiration out.
This was NOT an idea I came up with- full credit goes to Charlotte, my daughter. We were making thumbprint (fingerprint?) art this week and we have two very distinct styles. I try to make things all parent like and she likes to make things all kid like. No matter which art you are doing, how you do it is totally up to you! I am simply sharing our pictures in hopes to inspire you to get out there and create with your kids and with Halloween being right around the corner, creepy spiders is a great way to do it!
Instructions: Just use some washable black paint ( I love the Crayola kind, comes off easy) and stamp a thumb or finger onto a card or paper. Wait till it dries and add creepy spider legs. Personally, I also decided to put a little glue, glitter, and googly eyes.
All you need is a few googly eyes to go from classy to kid friendly.
That choice is yours. 🙂
Mom’s Fingerprint Black Widow Card
Charlotte’s Wild Spider Party
Now Charlotte’s creation!
She is a little more wild with her art, so she thumbprinted all over the place and created a wild spider party.
Then when she wasn’t looking, I added googly eyes to it and stuck it on the fridge.
I love when she makes things because she is so free with it. I tend to over think my ideas sometimes. She is like MOVE. LET ME DO IT.
There ya have it!
This is an easy fun way to play with the kids on the weekend, has simple clean up and lots of personality to be creative.
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