If you ever see a crafty or DIY project on Hellobee from me, you’ll know it’s simple enough that anyone can do it! I am definitely not good at coming up with creative or artsy ideas. But as a new preschool teacher, I will be doing simple projects and activities that I find through co-workers, friends or pinterest, and I thought I would share this simple activity you can do with your kids.
Thumbprint fish are SO easy! All you need is a stamp pad, paper, a writing utensil and your child. :-) Since I teach 3 year olds, I let them choose the colors they wanted and just let them go crazy putting their thumbprints in these “fishbowls.” Then I added a tail and bubbles to each of the thumbprints and voila! Fish!
Our classroom theme is that we are a “school of fish” so it was just a very basic back to school art activity. But if you get creative, you could do this for many other occasions too! It could be simple art project at an ocean themed birthday party, a fun activity if you’re doing learning activities about the ocean or even as a way to talk about the uniqueness of your child and their fingerprints. It could also be turned into a cute Christmas gift for grandparents. You could be even more creative and adventurous and use paint on pottery (ie: mug or plate) and turn it into a permanent work of art in your home or as a gift!
Have you made any other art projects using thumbprints? How creative did you get and how did they turn out?