Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Everyone was asking for something to do this morning, something "painty" and "fun" ( when do I ever not do anything fun, now really??) and so I got out some oil and acrylic pastels that are just about past their ability to be used and found a small tray to use for some finger painting. (to be honest, I didnt really think it through. Oil pastels are INCREDIBLY tricky to get off fingers/walls/ birdcages/ birds/ clothes/ faces).

Instead of doing to normal things for finger painting, I asked them if they wanted to do something a bit more special. Using some heavier paper, we cut out the shape of a heart for Jumeirah and the shape of a butterfly for Amahli ( do I even need to tell you Jared wasnt keen??) and we attached the outlines to a piece of white thicker paper using blue tac. Then, I gave the girls free reign to print fingers all over the centre cut out.

The beauty of an art like this, they can create from a really young age and it still looks amazing when its done. Sometimes little kids art can look beautiful only to a parent ;) But an art like this is a fantastic project to create to give away for birthday presents or for family gifts.

The girls really enjoyed doing this and both wanted to do more.
Once dried, you can peel off the outline and the beautiful fingerprint art are ready to be framed :)
Ill show you the framed results tomorrow :)


  1. I'm going to try this with my kids. The final product is fantastic!

  2. I did something similar to this once,but I had the paint already in tiny dots on the page. Cole used his fingers to smush the paint. It spread it out easily and he had fun squishing the paint.
    I love your idea. It is like using fingertips as stamps.