Fingerprint art gets kids thinking creatively and developing self-expression. Use these favorite fingerprint art resources to get started!
Have your kids tried making fingerprint art? This fun activity is really easy and entertaining for kids! All you need is your hand, a stamp pad (we recommend a washable stamp pad), a pen, and your imagination! My kids have been making fingerprint art for years now, and I always enjoy seeing what they come up with!
Fingerprint Art Fun for Kids
There are also some great fingerprint art books for kids that can help kids get started. Here are some that we have enjoyed over the years:
- Usborne Fingerprint Activities. This one is nice because it comes with its own pad of washable ink.
- Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint Drawing Book. This is a great step-by-step book.
- Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art. This book is neat, because it explains the different kinds of fingerprints that you can find and gets kids thinking about how to express different emotions through fingerprint art.
- Ed Emberley’s Fingerprint Drawing Book. Ed Emberley has a lot of different finger print drawing books. This one includes some more advanced techniques that older kids would enjoy.
- Ed Emberley’s Great Thumbprint Drawing Book is the most accessible of the Ed Emberley books we have tried – even young children will enjoy this one.
- The Klutz Star Wars Thumb Doodles Book Kit is a fun one for Star Wars fans, but my kids find the characters more challenging than they are willing to create, much of time. I would recommend it for an older child.
You could also get this finger printing art set, which includes rubber stamps that can be used to add faces and features. The ink, however, does not appear to be washable.
I feel like fingerprint art is a great way to get kids thinking creatively in a low-stress way. My kids seem to really enjoy playing with feelings, situations, and emotions with their fingerprint guys. I particularly like the guy trying to outrun a rain shower in the photo above!
Do your kids like fingerprint art? Do you have a book you think my kids would enjoy?
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
11 thoughts on “Fingerprint Art Fun for Kids”
This is such a fun activity!
I love these! Add some holiday colors and the fingerprint family would be an awesome Christmas card!
That is a great idea!
I love your holiday card idea!
This art is so much fun! We love Emberly books.
The fingerprint art is adorable!! I always love how they turn out but it’s funny that I have never done this with my kids!! The Ed Emberly books have such great ideas too!! I need to do this for homemade cards with my kids!
Fingerprint art makes great homemade cards!
Love what your kids created! Fingerprint art is awesome.
I was about to recommend the Star Wars book, and then I saw it in your list. I just got it for my boys and they really enjoy it.
It is a fun book!
Oh my goodness, your kids made those? They’re so cute! They look like characters in a book ;)
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