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Thumbprint Zoo

It’s amazing what you can turn little thumbprints into with a little imagination. Start the kids out with the critters in the picture and then encourage them to create other animals they might find in the zoo with their thumbprints.

Supplies

Paint or Ink Pads
White Paper
Black Marker
Paper Towels

Instructions

Step 1: Using the picture as a reference have the kids select their favorite animal.

Step 2: With the ink pads, students can make thumb print animal bodies on the white paper.

Step 3: Let the ink dry for a few minutes.

Step 4: To finish the animals, add details with the black marker.

They can create all kinds of animals, real and imagined.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of United Art and Education where you will find art and crafts supplies for your school projects.

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Handprint Crafts, PreSchool Crafts, Wild Animal Crafts

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