Fingerprint People


Working with fingerprints was too much fun to stop after just one project.  Get ready to have some colourfully stained fingertips for a few days, as we delve into one of those classic projects – fingerprint people.


  • ink pads – various colours
  • rubber stamps (optional)
  • white paper
  • fine tip markers


1. Have children fill some white paper with their fingerprints. They’ll notice that even after washing with soap and water, fingers will remain stained, but only for about a day.

2. Using fine tip markers, add features to the fingerprints to create little characters. It’s amazing how little it takes to create a whole lot of personality. And since the ink pads are out, rubber stamps are a great way to add some detail to the background.









Filed under drawing, fingerprints

52 responses to “Fingerprint People

  1. easycraftsforchildren

    How funny and lovely !!

  2. Oh, how fun! I am so [pinning this! Kids will love making these!

    hugs x

  3. stormylee

    Thank you, this made my day – so cute and fun to do!

  4. These are totally awesome! You could make a whole comic book from your fingerprints! Love it, just love it!

  5. So cute idea! Have to show my friends, There’s a lot of the them which are teaching in pre School! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  6. Diana Rambles

    These are so much fun!!

  7. sixfeetunderblogger

    What a great idea and something to try with the grandbabies!

  8. Oh my gosh – I’m in love with these!! Next time the hubs and I babysit the niece and nephew, we’re so doing this with them. Although my husband will probably still be doing it long after they get bored, haha. Seriously, awesome idea.

  9. Such a cute idea! We would love it if you would link up at our new linky party: Two Girls and a Party Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  10. This appears to be extremely fun! I smiled all the way down the page. I will add at least one page of these to my art journal.

  11. Fingerprint people are the cutest thing! You have some of the best inspiration and creativity. I also wanted to thank you for your sweet words about our losing our precious Bo, it was appreciated.

  12. So darn cute. I’m so glad you shared that with us!! Funny. Pinning also. Linda

  13. I love them! Thanks for linking to Share It Saturday this week!

  14. Oh man! Those are the cutest fingerprint people I’ve seen. I’m gonna have to pin this 😉

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    ❤ Christina at I Gotta Create!

  15. Fun! These are great. I especially like Shakespeare

  16. funatchelleshouse

    Hahahahahaha!! Cute 😀

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  17. Cute, cute, cute! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. My toddler will love making these! Thanks for linking up!

  19. These are so cute! I need to try this with my 3 year old…
    Anjana @

  20. I love the people. They are very creative. Thanks for linking with Hobbies and Handicrafts.

  21. This are so cute! What a fun project. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful weekend.

  22. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing on Share it Saturday

  23. Thank you for linking up your awesome project! We’ve already got our next Showcase up, so come stop by and link up another project!

    Have a great week!

  24. How lovely and clever!!! Bravo!

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