A Little Wednesday Crafting

Kamryn wanted to do some crafts this afternoon and after I shot down her first suggestion of painting, I logged on to my trusty Pinterest account to see what things I had saved on there for a rainy day.  It’s not raining, it’s actually a beautiful day out, but Rory is taking a nap so we’re stuck inside for the time being.

Here’s what we did – slammed shots and tied off (I learn all the lingo from watching Intervention).

I used the shot glass and the syringe to dampen the ink pads that had dried out a little bit.

Of course we didn’t do that.  Drugs are bad…mmmmmkay.  Instead, we made FINGERPRINT PICTURES!!!!  I loved doing this as a child and I think I may have had a book with all the little critters you could make.  I saw this on Pinterest last week and repinned it without hesitation.  Little did I know that the website was all in Chinese.  I don’t need written instruction to figure out how to make the pictures, but my laptop screen is small and it was hard to make out what all the little images were and the only way to get a bigger picture was to log in to the website.  I did one quick Google search and found 123child.com that had a whole post about Fingerprint Fun.

The first thing I noticed was that Kamryn likes to do things her own way.  She’s not a stickler for rules when it comes to creativity.  I don’t like to deviate from the original right out of the gate, but once I get a feel for things, I may let the creative juices flow.  I was a little surprised that it bothered me to watch Kamryn choose her own way to do things that I even asked her why she chose to do it that way.  Her response “That’s how you’re supposed to do it.  You’re doing it wrong.”  That’s my girl!

Here are our finished products.  The ladybug was the one that had me curious about her method and of course, I think her ladybug looks better than mine.

Kamryn's fingerprint picture.

My fingerprint picture.

My only regret is that a couple of our ink pads were permanent ink.

My thumb doesn’t look much different.  Oh well…minor details.

3 thoughts on “A Little Wednesday Crafting

  1. I also saw them on Pinterest and it immediately took me back to my childhood! I got the books at ICPL for the kids on Sunday and Dylan and Natalie spent most of the day making pictures. Their hands also look like Kamryn’s!

    • I’m sure they make ink that doesn’t stain, but then what fun would that be? I remember not having different colored ink pads so I would take a marker and color my thumb and squish it on the paper to make my colored thumbprints. I should head over to the library and see what I can find.

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