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Thumbprint Monsters

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These are so cute & fun to make. Thumbprint or fingerprint monsters. Kid's arts & crafts. Perfect for Halloween.

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We are huge fans of hand, foot & finger printed projects. They are fun to make & some of those sweet little prints make for wonderful keepsakes to save & look back at later.

My daughter is going through a little bit of a monster phase lately. She loves to draw them and make clay sculptures of them, which is funny because she doesn’t like anything scary, but she always makes sure to tell me that they are nice monsters.

Monsters are simple & fun to make and have so many possibilities. We made some adorable & “nice” monsters this week with our thumbprints.

My daughter picked out a few different colors of acrylic paint & we squeezed out just a bit of each onto a paper plate. I explained to my daughter that after she dipped her finger in the paint, she needed to blot off a bit of it before pressing onto the paper. She blotted her fingers & pressed firmly onto a sheet of white paper & then we set the paper aside to dry. Acrylic paint dries rather quickly, so we were able to work with our thumbprints without much wait.

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I drew a couple of starter monsters onto the thumbprints & my daughter quickly grabbed a Sharpie and went on to finish the rest of her thumbprints. I took this photograph of her as she drew, but she insisted that I do not look until the end, so she asked for privacy while she worked on the rest. A true artist never wants to reveal their work until it is finished.

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When she finished her last one, she proudly ran over to me to show me her friendly monsters. They were so cute. She pointed all the differences out to me & told me that she likes her monsters to have tails.

These are so cute & fun to make. Thumbprint or fingerprint monsters. Kid's arts & crafts. Perfect for Halloween.

I made some of my own & thought the tails were a cute option for some of mine as well.

These are so cute & fun to make. Thumbprint or fingerprint monsters. Kid's arts & crafts. Perfect for Halloween.

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We also recreated a thumbprint idea that we made a couple of year’s ago. We used all of our fingers for this one to form spooky Halloween eyes. I showed my daughter how to press both fingers down on the paper at the same time to form the eyes. She alternated fingers to make different sized eyes and since the angles and shapes would vary with each pressing this made for a great variety of eyes.

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When the paint dried, she drew in eye balls and lashes & cracks in the eyes. She got a kick out of the eyes. “Look at how spooky they are, mama.” “They are looking at me.”

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Our spooky eyes were fun & will be a creepy addition to our front window.

These are so cute & fun to make. Thumbprint or fingerprint spooky eyes. Kid's arts & crafts. Perfect for Halloween

These are so cute & fun to make. Thumbprint or fingerprint spooky eyes. Kid's arts & crafts. Perfect for Halloween

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Clay Fingerprint Keepsake Ornaments

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    These clay fingerprint ornaments are perfect for any occasion. They make a great keepsake gift for grandparents and mom and dad.Clay Fingerprint Keepsake Ornaments for the family - a sweet and easy arts & craft idea and keepsake that the kids or the whole family can make together

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My daughter has inherited a lot of hand-me-down books. We have so many that we don’t even know what we own. For a very long time, my daughter has only read a few of these books. Many just sat there collecting dust, but recently she has been diving into them all. We came across a few art books the other day. We found a few great “how to draw” tutorials and also came across a cute book filled with fingerprint crafts.

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New Year’s Eve Paper Plate Celebration Clock

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New Year's Eve Paper Plate Celebration Clock - craft for kids

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We have been working on teaching Mai time lately. She has recently learned her months & weeks and now we have been working on the hours in a day. A couple of weeks ago we made pendulum clocks. They were a lot of fun to make together & they have been a fun way to teach her how to tell time. With New’s Year’s coming up next week, time is on the mind still, so we decided to make clocks again. This time our clocks are ready to party.

New Year’s Eve Paper Plate Celebration Clocks

What you will need:

Paper plate

Construction paper

Paint

Split pin

Glue

Popsicle stick

Googly eyes

Markers

 

Directions:

Paint your paper plates & let them dry.

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Cut a triangle out of construction paper.

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Shred or cut some paper of the same color & set aside.

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Decorate your party hats with paint or markers, We used our fingertips to make polka dots for our hats.

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Let the paint dry.

Cut two clock hands out of construction paper. Make one hand larger than the other. Use a split pin to secure the hands to the plate.

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Use a marker to write in your clock numbers.

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Glue a Popsicle stick to the back to the hat & the paper plate to secure into place. Glue the shredded paper to the bottom of the hat. Add googly eyes & a smile to finish it off.

Use your new clocks to count down to the New Year or for as long as your little ones can stay awake for.

Paper Plate New Year's Eve Party Clock - a cute way to teach time & kid's craft New Year's Eve Paper Plate Celebration Clock - craft for kids

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Fall Window Framed Crafts

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Fingerprint Fall Tree Window Craft - Fall Crafts For Kids

This weekend we went to a local farm. We walked through the corn maze, picked pumpkins and went on a hay ride.

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The farm was dressed up for Halloween & there were a few spooky things lurking around every corner. When we went to the gift shop there were more spooky odds & ends and of course our daughter wanted them all. There were scary eyes in a basket on the way out. She pulled them out to play with them and thought that they were funny. I did not let her get them, but I thought it might be fun to make a spooky eye craft when we got home. We made our eyes peeking through a window. Here’s how.

Set aside a piece of black paper for your background. Cut another piece of paper so that it has 4 rectangular cut-outs in it to resemble a window.

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Glue the window cut-out on top of the black paper.

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To make the eyes, dot your finger into any colored paint and dab it twice onto the black paper side by side. Repeat this several times using different colors.

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Let the paint dry & glue googly eyes on top of the paint.

Spooky Eyes In A Window Craft - Kid's Craft for Halloween

Mai wanted to paint monster faces in her windows, so she asked for another window.

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Her monster faces were adorable.

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I had one more fall window craft that I wanted to do. The same as above, you will need to cut a window out of construction paper.

Draw a bare tree onto a piece of blue paper.

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Glue the frame over the blue paper.

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Have your child dip their finger into yellows, red, browns, oranges & greens. Dot the colors on the tree for fall leaves.

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There are many other outdoor scenes that you could create this way.

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Fingerprint Cherry Blossoms

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Finger print cherry blossom craft for kids

 

As many of you know my daughter Mai is named after my mother. I get questioned on her name all the time.

“That’s an unusual name.”

“How do you say it? May?”

“How did you come up with that name?”

Typically, when I am asked what her name is, it comes out in one giant run-on sentence. Inhale & go…”Her name is Mai. Like a Mai Tai, but that isn’t why I named her that. She is named after my mother. It is Vietnamese. It means cherry blossom.” Exhale. Mai must have heard this story many times because she has begun referring to herself as Cherry Blossom, Princess Cherry Blossom to be accurate.

The princess & I were snowbound again for the weekend, so took advantage of our time with some arts & crafts inspired by her lovely name.

Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

Draw a branch for your cherry blossoms with a marker or paint.

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Mix a few different shades of pink.

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Have your child dip their finger in the paint & press onto the branches.

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Switch shades of pink & keep dabbing.

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A flower as pretty as my little girl.

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