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Fingerprint Friends by Candie Cooper

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts
Time needed for project:
1 to 1.5 hours

Fingerprint Friends
Candie Cooper
Materials Needed:
- Canson® Mixed Media Sketchbook, one page
- Sakura® Black Micron Pens
- 3 stamp pads in different colors with non-toxic ink
- Colored pencils
- Ruler
- Pencil

1. With a pencil and ruler, draw a border around your page. It should be 1-1.5” thick. Trace your border with your black pen and ruler.
10-15 min.

2. Create a pattern in the border with the colored pencils. Fill it all in!
15 min.

3. With your ruler, draw a grid inside the border of  9-12 squares. Trace it with your ruler and black pen. Each of your thumbprint people will live inside one of the boxes!
10 min.

4. Press your thumb into one of the ink pads, make sure its covered with ink!                  
Print your thumb into one of the boxes. Repeat this in different colors until you have filled each box with a thumbprint.
10 min.

5. Using your black pen, draw faces, hats, freckles, bow ties and whatever you would like on each of your thumbprint people!
20-30 min.


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