go to DLTK's Homepage

Follow DLTKs on Facebook   Follow DLTK's on Google  Follow DLTKs on Twitter   Follow DLTK's on Pinterest  
25 New
Top 10

DLTK's Crafts for Kids

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Kim sent in a craft suggestion and somewhere along the line, it turned into this *grin*...

This is a wonderful, yet simple craft for young children.

See the Fingerprint characters Activities for instructions on how to make the various images.

Thumbprint craft


  • paper,
  • couple colours of tempra or finger paint (we used 2, but you could use more... just remember, you only have 2 thumbs so if you use more, you'll have to wash off in between colors)
  • black marker


  • Make thumbprints on the paper.  You can see in the photo that we made
    • a thumbprint caterpillar with alternating colors.
    • a thumbprint flower (4 prints for the petals and 2 prints for the leaves).
    • a thumbprint butterfly (4 prints of the same color).
    • a thumbprint sun (a whole bunch of prints in a circle).
    • a thumbprint bush (prints in a bunch) and
    • thumbprint grass (prints in a row)
    • you can also use single thumbprints (younger kids) and draw bug legs/faces on them.
  • Kitty adds:  for less experienced crafters, make small pencil marks on the paper to help guide them as to where they should be putting their thumbprints -- this helps with their hand/eye coordination, direction following skills and gets the caterpillars to look like caterpillars!
  • Let dry.
  • Take your black marker and draw legs a face on the caterpillar, a stem and center on the flower, and a body and antenna on the butterfly.


Printable version of these instructions.


Fan Art
Print Help
Jigsaw Puzzles


Privacy Policy  •   Terms of Service  •   Employment Opportunities

Copyright © 1998-2015 DLTK's Sites - All Rights Reserved