Looking for fingerprint art ideas? Discover the incredible world of fingerprint art and how it can spark your child’s creativity. From simple fingerprint art projects to intricate designs, this unique art form can provide endless entertainment and artistic expression for kids of all ages. It is a fun and engaging activity that can ignite your child’s imagination and artistic abilities. Your child can experience the thrill and joy of creating unique artwork using their own fingerprints with this simple finger prints apple tree art and craft.
This apple tree thumb print art magnet is such a fun and easy craft for kids that they will more than likely want to make multiple magnets all day long! You probably have most of the items that you need for this activity already in your craft stash. My kids love hanging finished crafts up on the fridge and they especially like making magnets because they are able to move them around easily to different spots on the fridge. These DIY Apple Tree Magnets are the perfect fingerprint art for kids to enjoy this time of year. Fingerprint crafts make great (inexpensive) gifts for family members too!
This fun thumbprint art idea was first shared on August 29, 2017. I have added some details to this great activity and republished it here to make it easier for my new readers to find it.
Apple Tree Fingerprint Art For Kids [DIY Magnets]
Fingerprint Craft Supplies:
- index card
- red, green and brown markers
- red stamp pad (optional)
- scissors (optional)
Encourage your child’s creativity by providing them with the necessary tools and materials, and watch as they unleash their artistic potential through fingerprint art! Just a few everyday craft supplies are needed for this simple apple tree craft. The red stamp ink pad is optional because you can just use a red washable marker to cover the thumb pad and make thumb print art if you prefer. However, stamp pads are easier and you can often get them inexpensively in packs of multiple different colors which can be fun making more fingerprint creations.
With the magnet, be sure that it is large enough not be a choking hazard for small children. Use standard crafting safety for young children. Discuss how magnets work and that they go the fridge only.
How To Make Fingerprint Art:
Gather your supplies and grab some seats at the table. First start with your blank index card for a white background. Now we used the whole card for a larger size tree but you can cut the card for your child if he/she would rather make a smaller tree or would like to make an extra magnet!
First a fun drawing activity. Grab your index card and draw the tree trunk and branches with the brown marker. We added a pot to the bottom of ours but you could also color some grass at the bottom of your tree. Older children can do this drawing process themselves and preschool aged children may want some help as they are still developing their fine motor skills.
Next, take the stamp pad and help your child get finger tips or thumb stamped. Then place finger evenly on a branch and press down firmly to make an apple on the tree.
Repeat this until every tree branch has an apple or however many apples your child wants to stamp. After the apples are all stamped, I chose to go back and draw an outline of the apples and also added stems and leaves! This is your child’s tree…you all can be as creative as he or she would like with this piece of art!
Finish this DIY apple tree craft by adding your child’s name or if they can write, have them add their name and add the year. Then tape the backside of the index card to the magnet. All done. Hand on the fridge and enjoy! Fingerprint art activities are so much fun they make great gift ideas for children to be able to make and give themselves.
Easy Fingerprint Art Conclusion
This is the perfect fingerprint art for kids! It is a fun way to try something new. Dive into the whimsical world of fingerprinting and witness how ordinary fingerprints can be transformed into extraordinary works of art. Has your child every made a magnet before? Do you have any favorite thumbprint art ideas to share? Tag me on social media @familyfocusblog!