What is it about fingerprint and hand-print crafts for kids? They make such a sweet keepsake or a gift for a grandparent.
We are always looking for a new way to incorporate the boys adorable little fingerprints or hand-prints. After reading, Five Little Pumpkins, I was inspired to create a fall-themed fingerprint craft with my boys.
This past week gave me the perfect opportunity. We had a wet and rainy day and my youngest was feeling sick and not up to much. So we pulled out our craft supplies and got to work making these easy and adorable five little pumpkin fingerprints sitting on a gate.
Fall Fingerprint Craft How-To
- 8 Popsicle sticks
- Hot glue or craft glue
- Orange paint
- White cardstock or white construction paper
- Markers and/or paint in various colors
- Use markers or paint to color 8 Popsicle sticks.
- Use hot glue or a craft glue to adhere the Popsicle sticks into a mini gate structure. Lay five Popsicle sticks next to each other leaving a little bit of space between each. When laid across, they should be just under the length of one Popsicle stick.
3. Place a dot of glue on each of the five base Popsicle sticks slightly in from the bottom.
4. Place a Popsicle stick across the five Popsicle sticks on the glue near the bottom.
5. Place a dot of glue on each of the give base Popsicle sticks slightly in from the top.
6. Place a Popsicle stick across the five Popsicle sticks on the glue near the top.
7. Place glue on the top and bottom of a Popsicle stick.
8. Place the Popsicle stick diagonally across adhering it to the two Popsicle sticks going across.
9. Place a small amount of orange paint on a paper plate.
10. Place the tips of five fingertips in the paint. Gently press them onto the white paper.
11. Just a little tip, keep baby wipes around anytime you’re doing fingerprint and hand-print crafts. Unless you’re right next to a sink, your kids are bound to touch something before you get to a sink. Baby wipes make clean up so much easier.
12. Once the paint dries, add a stem, leaf, and face. 13. Cut the pumpkins out.
14. Glue them onto the gate.
This is just one of the many crafts you can do with your children this fall. If you want to find another fun fall book and craft, check out this list of 30 Fall Kid’s Books with Coordinating activities.