This craft is so fun and easy to do. Just print out the jar printable and add fingerprint bugs. They can turn into bees, spiders, caterpillars, even some new species you have never seen before.
I love hand- and footprint crafts because they make great keepsakes and record the growth of the little artist. It’s a bit sentimental but I like to look at crafts we did when my kids were little.
Materials for Fingerprint Bugs:
Jar printable (download below)
Ink pads in different colors or craft paint – we like these pads:
wipes to clean fingers
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Here are some ideas on how your fingerprint bugs could look like.
These prints have been done with ink pads which have the advantage that you don’t need to wait for them to dry before you turn them into critters.
Now, depending on how important it is for you that the craft turns out pretty, you can either let your child work alone or help. Young children will definitely need assistance.
Take your printable and add fingerprints. They can be inside the jar and outside as well. The choice is yours.
If you are using paint let it completely dry otherwise your black marker will not show.
Once the prints are dry add antennae, faces, legs, and wings.
This is how ours turned out:
Here is the jar printable for you to download.
If you would like some matching Bug Activity pages, you can find them here:
You can also read more about the activity pages on this post: Bug Hunt