Using only your fingers and an ink pad, you can create amazing miniature works of art. Children AND adults enjoy making thumbprint art – I know because I couldn’t resist making these with my daughter. I can’t take credit for the idea of thumbprint art, also called fingerprint or funprint art. Ed Emberley is the genius who has shared this simple art form with the world through his book Ed Emberley’s Complete FunPrint Drawing Book. I’ll be sprinkling this page with some of our own attempts at thumbprint art. All the examples on this page are from Ed Emberley’s book. These are just a few of the hundreds and hundreds of ideas in his book. Anyone can make fingerprint art! ANYONE can make these fingerprint drawings – even children who “think” they cannot draw very well. Using the funprint art book as a guide, we made all the cute little animals and people on this page. You start with a simple fingerprint (or two or three), then step-by-step add one black line detail at a time until it’s complete.
Tips To Make The Fingerprint Art
What will you need to make thumbprint art? Using thumbprint art inside of a greeting card is my favorite way to share this art with others. I have a fond memory of my daughter and I decorating the inside of “Nana’s” birthday card. When Nana received the card she called right away to say how much she loved all the little fingerprint animals and then she described each of them back to us. I think elderly people especially will appreciate receiving cards decorated this way. Buy Now Check out this cute dog! This looks like my dachshund, Peetey. Special thanks to artist Holli Conger at agirlwhocreates for sharing her doggie art.
Look at those ears what character this dog has! And what a cool idea to put the “woof” in a fingerprint thought bubble. Have you ever created fingerprint art? Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. 0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Really cute ideas for pre-school or primary grades. These are always a good filler craft for Sunday School or other classes. It’s sooooo much fun! I practiced on paper first. I can’t wait to try this! This lens is adorable. Very Very Creative and Simple. I like to see your lens. Happy April Fools Day! How cute these are such a fun craft idea. These are fantastic. I love them. They’re so adorable. Blessed by a SquidAngel. I never would’ve thought of this, everyone’s fingers have a different mark too so you can have variation.
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