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Thumbprint Tree

ages 2-5


Paper (brown construction & a light color like white), stamp pads (green or variety of fall colors), soap to wash hands when done!

Activity Detail

This is a fun art project for little ones! To get ready, cut out a tree trunk and branches on brown construction paper and glue it to a light colored piece of paper. Then, take your child's thumb (or let your child do this part herself) and put it on a green ink pad. Next, let your child begin putting thumbprints all over the branches to add leaves to the tree. (Note: If your child is learning about letters, you can also talk about how thumb and tree both begin with the letter T.)


maia_starling said:

My son's preschool class did something similar with every child in the class putting their thumbprint on each tree. It was a cute keepsake. Would be a fun party activity too.

- Posted on Jun 19, 2007

amyanddaniel said:

You can also use a red stamp pad to make apples on the tree.

- Posted on Jun 25, 2007

cbejzak said:

My son likes finger and thumb print "art" so I will definitely try this one!

- Posted on Jul 28, 2007

Frisco said:

In the fall you could have them do different colors of ink and discuss why leaves change color and fall off the tree.

- Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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