Ed Emberley’s fingerprint drawing books were amongst some of my favorite growing up. I’ve never been artistic or good at drawing, so it was fun to create images that actually looked like what it was I was trying to accomplish.
I was excited to bring home one of the fingerprint drawing books from the library for J to experiment and have fun with.
The best part about this activity is it requires very little. A couple of ink pads, paper, a pen, and five cute little fingers. Also the simplicity of adding common shapes and lines makes it manageable for little ones.
If your children are anything like mine, they will eventually just want to stamp away with all the ink pads and all their fingers. Let them go crazy.