Fingerprint Clovers

Fingerprint Clovers

A quick & fun little activity to turn your little one's fingerprints into little clovers to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

2 - 4
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. watercolor paper
  2. watercolor pencils
  3. paint brush
  4. finger paint - green
  5. permanent marker (fine point)
  6. plate (for finger paints)
  7. water cup
  1. Gather all the materials shown.

  2. Start with squeezing out a small amount of finger paint onto a plate. V loved this part!

  3. Next, dot your child's fingerprints into clover shapes. V needed a little help with this part, so I guided her fingers and then she pressed down. An older child may not need adult help for this part.

  4. We then used our watercolor pencils in greens and yellows, as well as the fine tip marker, to draw in grass. Once we were finished drawing, we painted over our grass with water, blending the pencil colors with a paintbrush.

  5. Once dry, I added some small line details to the clovers and grass. An older child can do this step on their own. And there you have it, your finished product -- a field of clovers!