Fingerprint Clovers

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

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather all the materials shown.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    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!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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