Creative Crafts for Creative Kids

Archive for November 2009

These cute animals are literally right at your fingertips when you use this cool fingerprint technique.  Using your fingerprints and a pen, the possibilities are endless and you can create an entire zoo full of animals!  This is a great beginner project that can get a little messy if you don’t keep an eye on the ink pad.  To help keep things under control, make sure the ink is washable and that you have plenty of soap and water on hand!

Things you will need:

  • A washable ink pad in the color of your choice
  • A pen or fine-tip marker
  • A piece of paper or note cards

Steps: Simply press your finger into the ink then press it firmly on your piece of paper.  Next, follow the guides below to create the different animals.  Try experimenting and see what you can come up with!

Bird

Cat

Fish

Monkey

Pig

Ant

Turtle

Dog

Congratulations!  You are well on your way to creating a thumbprint zoo!  Use your imagination and see how many different animals you can come up with.  Have you done this project?  Did you do it differently?  Please feel free to share your comments and pictures in the comments section!

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Bring some of the outdoors to your table this Thanksgiving with these easy leaf place cards.  They are made with a simple crayon rubbing technique that brings out the beauty of the natural leaves.

Things you will need:

  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • A pen or marker
  • Crayons
  • Leaves

Step 1: Begin by arranging your leaves underneath a single sheet of white paper.   Do not overlap your leaves because you will be cutting them out later.

Step 2: Take a crayon and begin rubbing over the leaves.  Be sure to rub over the entire leaf to get its beautiful pattern.

Step 3: Once you have rubbed the design of all the leaves, carefully cut each one out.

Step 4: Using your pen or marker, write the name of each guest on a separate leaf.

Congratulations!  You have made beautiful leaf place cards.  These leaves make the perfect addition to any holiday table.  Did you do this project?  Did you do it differently?  Please feel free to share your comments and pictures in the comments section.


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