Fingerprint Art With Toddlers


Mom: “Hey, son!”

(3-year old) Son: “Yes?”

Mom: “Wanna do some crafts?”

Son: is indecisive

Mom: “It is going to involve soiling your hands with different colours…”

Son: looks really happy now “I am in.”


Fingerprint art is really so much fun and so easy to do. All you need is two things:

1. Coloured stamp ink pads

2. Your or your toddler’s fingers

Here is what you need to do in 4 simple steps: (1) Prepare paper and stamp pad ink, (2) press your finger into the ink pad to pick up color, (3) press the finger onto the paper (lift it carefully), and (4) admire your fingerprint.


My son tried various colors (shown below are red, green, and blue) and used different fingers. In the end he had all 10 fingers coloured because he did not like to press a pre-stained finger into another stamp pad ink. 😉 I then grabbed a black ink pencil and transformed the prints into either little sporty men or into animals. I got my inspirations from here (; such a wonderful source of different fingerprint characters).


Here are the little men again but in big. Aren’t they cute! My son (who has just learned how to skate) adores the ice hockey player. I am in love with the weight lifter. Which one is your favourite?




Haven’t tried it yet? So let’s get on with it.

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