Sorry – this Kids Craft post went out 2 days early. Apologies. I hope you enjoy it anyway!
Now that Christmas is almost over (we are still looking forward to 3 Kings Day), I set the “kids to work” and we made some Fingerprint Penguin cards as Thank You Cards for relatives. I have to say in retrospect it was a little fiddly – I had to add the beaks, eyes and feet – but they enjoyed the process never the less and LOVE the finished cards. Luckily we made loads, so he kids were able to keep some.
Another idea for you from a couple of years ago – we upcycled our Christmas Wrapping paper and made these cute Thank You Cards. Pop over and take a look.
Penguin Fingerprint Card Idea:
Materials: Black, whit and yellow paint, fingers, small brush, paper, scissors, card stock (our black card is recycled from old brochures.
We used Tempera powder paint – which means that the white and yellow easily went on top of the black, however it also was rather crumbly…. I would be tempted to try this next time with black in for printing and a tiny bit of acrylic paint for painting.
1) Let the kids do lots of finger prints. Red Ted was quite good at getting 3-4 in a row. Pip Squeak’s was a littlemore higgledy piggeldy (see below).
2) Once dry, add white tummies – either with your fingers or a brush. Red Ted found the brush easier. Pip Squeak lost interest, so I did it for her.
3) Then again, adding a dab of paint, add a dab of yellow for the beak and 2 dabs for the feet. Then add the eyes.
4) Once fully dry, I cut the penguins out and stuck them on card for the kids.
I find Pip Squeak’s randomness rather charming!
And all done. We wrote our thank yous and the kids added their name/ initial and done.
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