Finger Stamping

Unlike with traditional stamps, there are endless possibilities when you stamp with your fingers. 

Fingerprints can be transformed into tiny animals, landscape images or abstract creations.

  1. Ages: 3 - 4

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials and protect your workspace with newspaper or a paper bag. You may want to put on an apron or smock, too.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    First, try making tiny fingerprint animals. Press a finger onto a stamp pad and then press onto a piece of paper. Add eyes, ears, feet or other details to bring your fingerprint to life!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Second, try making a landscape with fingerprints. Is there any limit to what you can create?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    You can also try making a interesting abstract creation. What else can you create using your fingerprints?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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