Create pictures of different animals and insects using green stamp ink pads! You can choose different colored ink pads of your liking to help make this craft more enjoyable for your child. Fingerprint art is also a great way to bond with your kids while teaching them something new and exciting. You can create just about any type of insect with fingerprint art. Follow these instructions to get the most from your design.
What you’ll need:
- ink pads in colors of your choice
- plain white paper
- black pen
You can put your child’s finger on a green stamp ink pad and press it gently. Ask your child to press his finger on a piece of plain white paper. Encourage him to do this six or seven more times to make a caterpillar. He can make a standing, sitting or reading caterpillar. You can draw the caterpillar’s feet, eyes, nose, smile and antennae using a black pen. While your kids make a caterpillar, you can tell them about how these small insects turn into butterflies through the process of metamorphosis. This will excite them even more.
You can encourage your kids to make green, red, blue or yellow impressions on a piece of white paper. Encourage them to make two fingerprints pointing upward and two pointing downward. All these impressions should meet at a common point. Once your kids have made the butterfly’s wings, you can draw its antennae, face and body with a black pen.
You should encourage your kids to wipe their finger every time they want to use an ink pad in a different color. Once they have made the pictures of different insects and animals, you can take their drawings and frame them. You can put the pictures in clear plastic picture frames and mount them horizontally or vertically on the walls of any room. Start making fingerprint art right away and get set to have a great time with your kids!