Due to a moment of boredom, the kiddo and I figured out how to make a whole bunch of jungle thumbprint animal art in just a few minutes. It was so fun, we’re definitely sharing!
Jungle Thumbprint Animal Art
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are really enjoying some time with the kiddo. But sometimes she and I get really bored and we have to come up with a new idea for fun. When the kiddo was the “most bored I’ve ever been in my whole life” the other day, I decided to show her how to make jungle thumbprint animal art. And we came up with so many different ideas in just a few minutes!
We made ocean thumbprint animals and jungle thumbprint animals–five of each–you can check out the ocean thumbprint animal art here. They’re both adorable sets and there are a lot more animals we could have drawn, but these were our favorites. If you’re ready to make a few thumbprint animal art pieces, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Fingerprint Animals
- Don’t use paint. That just gets messy and, while fun, does not dry quickly. So, use just stamp pads–seriously. And dab it off, if you have to, on a paper towel or a second sheet of paper.
- Let the ink dry completely before you try do draw on your animal parts. No need to make a mess and get all frustrated when the pen ink doesn’t stick.
- While you’re letting the ink dry, you can decorate your scene a little bit, get crazy with where your lion is going to stand, etc.
- Want some great ideas you can make using these thumbprint animals as decorations? I’ve got you:
- Father’s day pencil cup made from a tin can covered in paper with the fingerprint animals.
- Cards to grandma and grandpa just to say “I miss you”.
- Mason jars for the teacher or school librarian for teacher appreciation week!
How Do I Make Jungle Thumbprint Animal Art?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
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