Penguin Family Fingerprint Art
What we used:
black and white finger paint from discount school supply
multi colored sharpies
What we did:
Put some black paint in a plate. Now let the kids dip their fingers in the paint and press the finger down on the white paper. Now the paper must sit and dry. I usually leave my kids out some extra paper and paint when we do the print art so they can have some extra fun painting. The next day we came back and added white fingerprints over most of the black fingerprints. Now the paper had to dry again. I must admit this project has been in a stack of need to finish for about a month. I finally got it out this week to finish it up. I got out my trusty multi colored sharpies and had my oldest come help with ideas of how to finish creating our penguin family. I added black eyes, orange beak and feet. We then decided to try adding sock hats to the penguins. I started with the daddy and mommy penguins. I was not to excited about how the sock hats turned out so we decided to give the rest of them ear muffs. My son was really excited to see the penguins coming to life on paper from this little white and black dots we made. Now to add a little something extra I drew some “ice blocks” (not sure they look like that) under their feet as if they were standing on them.
I was not sure what we would do with our art project. Hang it on the wall or make a card out of it…. Hummm, I kept thinking to myself. Then I chose to turn it into a framed picture for the counter. I got a 4X6 frame for it. I cut the picture out and added it to the frame. Now the penguin fingerprint family sits next to our framed snowmen fingerprint family. These art projects make for great winter decorations. They also make for wonderful keepsakes. I bet grandparents would love a picture like this too.
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