Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Thumbprint Alphabet




A friendly blogger recently left a comment on how great it would be to have an art project ready when the kids get home from school. I actually struggle with this. The mom in me says, "that will be so messy to get all out and then clean up". The art teacher that is living inside is saying, "What? Get messy! Create! Have a ball!"


I thought I would feature some art activities that you could have get out and put away without too much fuss. Yesterday the kids and I created some thumbprint art inspired by something I saw at the small object. The thumbprint alphabet is fun and easy to clean up. (unless you do what I did and mix up some permanent ink pads with your washable ink pads)


6 comments:

Taryn & Brendon said...

what a cute idea. i don't have kids yet...but i'll print it out for when i do :)

Allyson Hill said...

Thank you so much!!! We're doing this today after school. Very simple, but will bring on lots of giggles!

Allyson Hill said...

It took me about 5 minutes to set this project up. I printed out your images for inspiration! Thanks again : )

Anonymous said...

Great idea Laura Sue!!!

Euphoria said...

Oh my! What a GREAT idea! I'm SO gonna do this with Julia!!!

BTW, you ROCK- thank you SO much for my goodies!!! I have to take pics and do a "thank you Laura" post!!!

I am Jen said...

Wow this is a great idea for the stamp pads. WE will try this and then I will send the kids somewhere else to get cleaned up!