Monday, March 9, 2009

Fingerprint Bugs

Create your own little insect garden with your inked fingerprint and a fine point marker. Easy and fun to do with your kids. You'll need a few things to get started.

Paper (we used vellum bristol to make bookmarks)
Baby Wipes (or an old wet towel, maybe some windex)
Colored Ink Pads (or markers and waterpaint)
Black Fine Point Marker (or black pen)

Put your finger into the ink pad (or color source) and press out a nice print. Oh heck, do a lot of nice prints in many colors. Remember to wipe your finger before changing colors. The more you wipe your finger tips the better chance you have at getting the ink off before you become "dyed" for two days. Go back with the black marker and draw faces, bumps, legs and arms - don't forget the "feelers". Make them up as you go. Some will look great, some might look goofy. After you get the hang of "seeing" a bug in a fingerprint, move on to creating a garden for them to live in.

Here's a few ideas.


Rene said...

THOSE ARE CUTE! Come do my kids bathroom!!!

Odil Sezen Metin said...

Good evening...I inspired by your works.We had delightfull time creating according what we've learned from your works with my daughter.Thank you for that.I hope you don't mind if we expose our work on my daughter's blog.

Becky @ UCreate with Kids said...

Love this!! I featured you today!

Sandy McClure said...

Thanks for the reminder about these simple, fun & CUTE little guys made from fingerprints!!! SO ADORABLE!! :)

Anonymous said...

You are darling! I love your vision and flair!

MamaCat said...

My little minions and I are using your fingerprint bugs to decorate a strawberry pot for Mother's Day. After we're done, I'll spray seal it and then we'll plant sweet alyssum in it. Happy Mother's Day to me! I'll have their tiny print bugs to remind me of today for years to come. Thank you so much for this!

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