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AWESOME FINGERPRINT AUTUMN ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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Bring Fall’s beauty indoors with these easy Autumn arts and crafts for kids made with fingerprints and thumbprints! (See also: handprint crafts for fall)

Bring Fall's beauty indoors with these easy Autumn arts and crafts for kids made with fingerprints and thumbprints!

AUTUMN ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS USING FINGERPRINTS

TREE CRAFT IDEAS:

Trees are a popular theme for preschool and kindergarten ages. Here are some fun ideas for painting trees.

1. Fall Fingerprint Tree – Prefect for scissor practice and counting activity.

2. Family Fingerprint Tree Keepsake – Get the whole family involved to create unique artwork to display in the home.

3. Cardboard Tube Fall Tree Craft – This idea is great for toddlers too!

4. Finger Autumn Trees – via Our Little House in the Country

5. Leaf Art Projects using Fingerprints – Creative way to explore negative space with younger kids. via Artsy Momma

FALL HARVEST – PUMPKINS, APPLES, ACORNS, CORN:

These food themed art projects are great for a preschool or kindergarten Fall Harvest unit study.

6. Fun Thumbprint Acorn Craft For Kids – Lovely idea by Artsy Craftsy Mom.

7. Fingerprint Corn On The Cob Art – Make Indian Corn! via Artsy Craftsy Mom

8. Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch – Simple idea by Crafty Morning.

9. Simple Pumpkin Idea – via Learn Create Love

10. Pumpkin Patch Vine Designs – via The Preschool Toolbox

11. Counting Apples Printable – Fun math printable activity.

12. Stamped Apple Prints With Fingerprint Leaves – Clever way to create apples via Artsy Momma

13. Pumpkin Math Activity – Free printable math activity.

See also: Apple Crafts For A Johnny Appleseed Day Theme.

TURKEY ART:

Here are two creative turkey art projects to get you preschooler ready for Thanksgiving dinner!

14. Turkey Idea – via Roots and Wings Co.

15. Thumbprint Turkey Prayer Cards – Cute for the Thanksgiving table.

Fun Fall Fingerprint Crafts for kids to make

EASY DINOSAUR THUMBPRINT CARD IDEA

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RAWR means I love you in dinosaur! We made this adorable dinosaur thumbprint card idea years ago when we also created a few more thumbprint Valentines. See them here along with a handful of other cute ideas, but I thought they were worthy of their own post too! Below you will find a tutorial for creating the thumbprint dinosaur cards, each with a fun dinosaur saying to go along with it.Fingerprint Dinosaur Card - You're DINO-MITE! Saying

DINOSAUR THUMBPRINT CARD IDEA

You’ll need:

  • white cardstock
  • ink pads in various colors
  • markers

YOU’RE DINO-MITE! SAYING

Use the child’s thumb to create a large sideways oval print for the dinosaur’s body. Use their finger to make a small round fingerprint above and slightly off to the side from the oval thumbprint. Let dry.

Add a neck, tail, and legs using markers. Draw on a mouth and eye.

Write, “You’re DINO-mite!” or another cute dinosaur saying across the top.

RAWR! means I Love You in dinosaur thumbprint card idea for Valentine's Day or other holidays

DINOSAUR FINGERPRINT CARD IDEA

You’ll need:

  • white cardstock
  • ink pads in various colors
  • markers

RAWR! MEANS I LOVE YOU IN DINOSAUR SAYING

This makes a cute sibling fingerprint card idea. Use the steps above and have both children create their own thumbprint and fingerprint dinosaur on the same card.

If you’d like, add a fingerprint heart on the card too.

Write the fun dinosaur saying for Valentine’s Day, “RAWR! means I love you in dinosaur!”

 

Cute Fingerprint And Thumbprint Dinosaur Cards With Sayings - Cute for parents & grandparents

This dinosaur thumbprint card idea is fun for Valentine’s Day, Mother/Father/Grandparent’s Day and even as a cute birthday card. Here’s a cute printable Valentine for kids who love dinosaurs.

FINGERPRINT COUNTING PRINTABLES FOR SPRING

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Children instinctively count things using their fingers. If we add paint to this “equation”, kids can leave fingerprints as they count. The result is a super fun project that combines art and math!

Free Printable: Spring Fingerprint Counting Activity

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS PRESCHOOL MATH ACTIVITY:

→ For another cute Spring math idea, check out these printable Rainy Day Math worksheets.

Fingerprint Caterpillar Counting Activity | Preschool Math

HOW TO USE THE FINGERPRINT COUNTING PRINTABLES

Just pour a little paint in a tray and let your child dip a fingertip into the paint. Following the numbers indicated on the activity, children place the correct number of fingerprints, creating spots on the ladybugs, caterpillars of varying lengths, and petals on flowers. This is great for practicing number recognition and one to one correspondence.

My 3.5 year old daughter tried out this activity and loved it. It was a fun way to practice numbers and she especially enjoyed making the ladybugs. Best of all, we hung the finished product on the wall next to her other paintings and she looks at it periodically and counts the fingerprints again!

Preschool Math Printable - Fingerprint Ladybug Activity

If you enjoy this activity, feel free to check out some of my other education printables such as Band-aid Bear letter matching and Goldfish Cracker math printables.

Fingerprint Flowers And Flying Butterfly

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When flower starts to bloom, let the spring crafts begin! So here we are with a playful fingerprint flower and flying butterfly craft.

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This is a great craft to talk about flowers, butterfly and how do they benefit each other. Introducing the concept of pollination becomes so much fun with this simple craft for preschool and kindergarten kids.

SUPPLIES

BEHIND THE SCENE STEPS 1. Make the petals of the flower with fingerprints. Glue button in the centre of the flowers making the pistils.

2. Make the flower stems using a black marker.

3. Fold a piece of blue cardstock paper and cut out a shape of butterfly. Decorate the butterfly’s feather using colorful markers.

4. Glue/Tape a craft stick on one side of the butterfly.

5. Make a cut in the paper plate such that the craft stick attached to the butterfly moves comfortably through it.

 

Egg Carton Butterfly Garland

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It’s time for The Kids Craft Stars monthly craft challenge! Every month we have a challenge between a few blogger friends and I, to in-cooperate a different craft medium or technique into a simple kid craft. This month’s challenge was to come up with a craft made from egg cartons. So we saved all of ours from our Easter egg dyeing and created this super simple spring garland craft!

Egg Carton Butterfly Garland

Egg Carton Butterfly Garland Kids Craft

 

Materials Needed:

– Egg Carton
– Scissors
– Paint
– Pipe Cleaners
– String

Egg Carton Butterfly Garland

Directions

Start by cutting out the cups out of the egg carton. Next you’ll cut a slit in the middle of each point like the image below so that after the slits are cut you’ll be able to lay the cup flat.

Egg Carton Butterfly Garland

Next you’ll flatten down the carton like the image above, and trim around each point to give it the shape of a butterfly wing.

Egg Carton Butterfly Garland

Next grab your paint, we used some bright colors for ours. I placed some paint on a paper plate and let the kids paint each of the cups. Once they’re dried you can take the pipe cleaners and twist them around your egg carton cups that you’ve painted to make the body of the butterfly, leaving two antennas on top.

Egg Carton Butterfly Garland

Finally, you can take your string and thread it through the pipe cleaner on the back of the butterfly and hang them up!

Egg Carton Butterfly Garland

 

If you are looking for even more easy kid craft ideas using egg cartons, be sure to check out the rest of The Kids Craft Stars to see what they’ve crafted up for the challenge!  And keep up with the latest from The Kids Craft Stars by following  their hashtag #kidscraftstars.

Egg Carton Beehive + Bee | A Little Pinch of Perfect

Egg Carton Owls | Glued to my Crafts Blog

Egg Carton Whale | I Heart Crafty Things

Egg Carton Ladybugs | Fun Handprint Art

Cardboard Flower Pins | Pink Stripey Socks

Egg Carton Turtle | Crafty Morning

 Ice Cream Cones | In the Playroom

Flower Crown | Hello, Wonderful

Egg Cartons Flowers in a Vase | Artsy Momma

Kid-Made Picture Frame Vase

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Today was the first day that it felt like Spring, so I decided to work on some colorful Spring crafts for the house. We picked up some flower’s while we were out running some errands today, so what better way to display them than some colorful spring vases. This tutorial is easy enough that my toddler was able to do the painting himself. Add in a family photo and this would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift too!

 

Kid-Made Picture Frame Vase - Perfect spring craft or Mother's Day gift!

Kid-Made Mother’s Day Picture Frame Flower Vase

Materials Needed:

– Mason Jar
– Acrylic Paints
– Contact Paper
– Primer
– Scissors
– Clear Spray Paint

First you’ll want to design what shape you’d like the frame to be. We went with a heart and cut out the shape on our contact paper. Next apply it to a clean surface on your mason jar.

Kid-Made Picture Frame Vase - Perfect spring craft or Mother's Day gift!

Next take your primer and spray the jar. Once the primer is dried the kids can paint! We picked some pretty spring colors for our vase. When the kids are finished painting peel off the contact paper so that it doesn’t dry with the paint.

Kid-Made Picture Frame Vase - Perfect spring craft or Mother's Day gift!

Let the acrylic paint dry for a few hours. Then if you’d like a glossy finish you can spray it with clear gloss spray paint. And then trim your photo and tape it to the inside of your mason jar. Finally for the flowers you’ll place a cup inside the mason jar so that water doesn’t ruin your photo.

Kid-Made Picture Frame Vase - Perfect spring craft or Mother's Day gift!

We used a plastic cup for the inside so that we could switch it out whenever we wanted to, and using tape for the photo made it easy to switch the photo whenever needed.

Kid-Made Picture Frame Vase - Perfect spring craft or Mother's Day gift!

Handprint Cupcake Card

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Some of the best gifts for Mother’s Day are the special keepsakes that our kids make us. Our favorite keepsake crafts are handprint & footprint art, it’s so fun to see how much they grow from year to year. And our latest handprint art includes this super sweet cupcake card perfect for Mother’s Day or even Grandparent’s Day!

Handprint Cupcake Card

 Mother’s Day Handprint Cupcake Card

 

Materials Needed:

– Card Stock Paper
– Paint
– Glitter
– Gems
– Ribbon
– Glue
– Black Marker

Directions:

To start off you’ll want to create the cupcake liner for the card using card stock. Pick out a color and cut out a cupcake liner shape like the image below. The ribbons optional but you can tie a bow and cut a coupe inches of ribbon off and glue it to the cupcake liner shape that you have cut out.

Next, your child will paint their hand the color of the cupcake and press it onto your card.

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Because it took us a few tries to get a good print I cut out the best one and glued it onto the card. Once the print is dried you’ll glue the cupcake liner shape onto the handprint.

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Finally let them decorate it! We added a heart gem to the top for the cherry and went a little crazy with some glitter for the “sprinkles” on the cupcake, but you can add whatever you’d like. Add in a cute phrase like “For The Sweetest Mom” or ” You’re The Sweetest Grandma” and these will make the cutest gifts!

Handprint Cupcake Card

15 Kid-Made Father’s Day Crafts

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Father’s Day is approaching, and what better way to celebrate Dad than with some kid-made gifts. I’ve included crafts for all age levels in this round up!

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15 Father’s Day Crafts For Kids That Dad Will Love

15 Kid-Made Father's Day Crafts

1. Handprint “King Of The Grill” Dish – From Mom Spot
2. Baseball Plate – From All Fired Up
3. Decorated Hammer For Dad – Source Pinterest
4. Monster Hug – From My Little 3 And Me
5. Father’s Day Handprint Shirt – From Coffee Cups and Crayons
6. Father’s Day Kid Decorated Ties – From Meet The Dubiens

15 Kid-Made Father's Day Crafts

7. Toilet Roll Father’s Day Cards – From Pink Stripey Socks
8. Handprint Golfer Father’s Day Card – From Crafty Morning
9. Nuts and Bolts Frame – From B-Inspired Mama
10.  Tape Resist Painting – From Thriving Home
11. Superhero Canvas Art – From Glued To My Crafts
12. Handprint Yoda Father’s Day Card

15 Kid-Made Father's Day Crafts

13. Father’s Day Scribble Mug 

15 Kid-Made Father's Day Crafts

14. Footprint Race Car Card

15 Kid-Made Father's Day Crafts

15. Handprint Lion “Rawr The Best Dad” Card


15 Kid-Made Father's Day Crafts

DIY Headband and Bow Holder Frame

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DIY Headband and Bow Holder Frame
Easy DIY Headband and Hair Bow Frame Holder

My daughter’s headband collection has gotten a little out of control lately. They have been thrown into a large basket in her room so a lot of flowers get smashed and I always forget what ones we have because they’re buried in the mess.

I recently came across Sunshine Shoppe Supply which offers a large variety of DIY craft supplies and children’s boutique clothing at near wholesale prices. One of my favorite items are the Headband Station Kits that include everything you need to create your own gorgeous headbands. You can choose from a variety of themes and colors, each box also comes with helpful directions and sizing guides.

I was so excited to receive my first headband kit, I used the Headband Station Kit Version 9.0. I love the glam look of this kit and the colors! With this kit you can make up to 50 headbands so I had to get our headband collection under control. I created this super easy headband and hair bow frame holder using just a few supplies and only costing me $10 to make!

DIY Headband and Bow Holder Frame

Materials needed:

– Large Ornate Frame
– Spray Paint
– Chicken Wire
– Wire Cutters
– Staple Gun
– Glue Gun
– Shabby Chic Flowers and Accessories ( We used the Headband Station Kit Version 9.0 for this project)

DIY Headband and Bow Holder Frame

I was able to find a very large decorative frame at our local thrift shop for only $5. Choose what color you’d like for the frame and spray paint the frame that color, mine needed three coats of paint. Next cut your chicken wire to the shape of your frame leaving about an inch extra on each side so that you have room to staple it to the back.

DSC_0382I felt like the frame was missing something, and there were a ton of gorgeous shabby chic styled flowers in my head band kit from Sunshine Shoppe Supply so I used a few to decorate around the edges.

DIY Headband and Bow Holder Frame

If you’re using hair bows you can clip those right onto the chicken wire, but for headbands you’ll need to use clothespins. Instead of using plain clothespins I added some modge podge and silver glitter to the ones I had…because everything is better with glitter!

DIY Headband and Bow Holder Frame
After the clothespins are dried, hang up the frame and display your hair accessories! The headbands displayed on our frame, are from Sunshine Shoppe Supply.

DIY Headband and Bow Holder Frame

Looking for even more fabulous headbands to fill up your frame? Check out these tutorials below!

DIY Headband and Bow Holder Frame

1. How To Make A Fairy Headband 
2. Mini Crown Tutorial
3. Sailor Knot Headband
4. Tulle Puff Headband
5. No Sew Lace Headband
6. Baby Flower Headband

Fingerprint Spider Halloween Picture Frame

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This little keepsake cost me a total of $3, it’s the perfect way to display first Halloween pictures or your favorite snapshots from trick or treat night. Fingerprint art is an easy craft for the kids to do, but if you’re child is younger they may need some help adding on the legs and eyes for the spiders. My toddler had some trouble drawing on the spiders so instead he painted the frame and did the fingerprints.

Fingerprint Spider Halloween Picture Frame

Fingerprint Spider Halloween Picture Frame

 

Supplies needed:

Directions:

Choose what color you’d like for your frame and add a few coats covering the entire frame. After the paint has dried take your black paint and place the fingerprints along the frame.

Fingerprint Spider Halloween Picture FrameAdd in some black legs and white dots for eyes to finish off your fingerprint spiders.

Fingerprint Spider Halloween Picture Frame

For the top of the frame we added in a large bow that I hot glued to the frame.

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