Monday, April 11, 2011

Insect Thumbprints

Insect Thumb Prints
This is a cute, easy craft that kids can do on their own after a little instruction. 
First, make a background (this is optional).  Sometimes I paint some flowers or use construction paper to make a meadow scene.  You can also leave the paper blank and use the bug prints for wrapping paper.
Second, using stamping ink, put the child’s finger prints all over the paper.
Third, using colored pens, turn the prints into bugs. 
For older kids you can take this opportunity to teach them about the different body parts of insects.  For example, the ant’s body consists of the head, thorax, and abdomen as well as antenna and six legs.  Once you’re done with instructions, let them use their imagination to create their own bugs. 

I've also turned this into wrapping paper for a cute homemade look for a gift.

 Photography courtesy of DML designs
What are the names of some of the bugs your children created?

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At April 12, 2011 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Zsara said...

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At April 14, 2011 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Dylana Suarez said...

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At June 13, 2011 at 11:20 PM , Anonymous JIll @ Sweet Diva said...

I agree....this is a very cute idea! We have done this....and had lots of fun with it! Thanks for linking up with us today!
~Jill @ Sweet Diva

At June 14, 2011 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Those look so cute. I love the idea of then using it for wrapping paper.


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