I decided it would be fun to do a thumbprint art class for a program. I bought some giant washable ink pads from Lakeshore Learning and checked out Ed Emberly’s Thumbprint art book and got some great ideas. I knew this would be something the kids would love. Making art and getting messy, such a great combination! Here are my examples that I made to show them how to make thumbprint art. The best part about it is that there are no rules, just use your thumbs and finger to make art!
Clean up in between colors was a breeze using baby wipes (I love those things for crafts!). I was really surprised at how good the kids were at not mixing the colors! All 40 of them had a great time. The best part about such a flexible program was that the age range was 3-11 years old, so most families could have all their kids participate. This would even be fun to do for a storytime craft! Hope you all had a much reading this as I did making the art. It’s very therapeutic!