DIY: Kids Fingerprint ART
Many of the walls in our home are filled with beautiful creations made by our kids. I just love their creative minds & the beautiful colors they use in their artwork. Plus everything they create is so meaningful & it’s incredible how prideful they are to have their beautiful work displayed so prominently.
When it came time to add artwork to the walls of the remodeled bathroom, it took me a few weeks to find just the right art. I wanted something that wouldn’t take away from the beauty of the wallpaper + it had to be meaningful.
As I was shopping in the local bookstore with my kids, I saw a book called Mix It Up by Herve Tullet (here is the book on amazon) and as soon as I opened it up, an idea came to me… fingerpaint art! You see, this book is captivating from the first to the last page. “Follow the artist’s simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader’s imagination.”
Not only does this fingerprint art look so beautiful, but it only took minutes to create! How much better does it get when it comes to kids?!
I purchased 2 frames with an 8 x 10 opening and used 8 x 11.5 white paper from a drawing/art pad to create the artwork.
Using a ruler + pencil, I made a small mark about every 1.5″ – 2″ across & down creating a grid.
The pencil marks are helpful to keep the fingerprints in a straight line…
Once the marks were made, it was time to get the kids involved. If they’re old enough, you can let them do their thing or you can assist to get their thumb prints on the mark.
We used craft paint in a mixture of colors and randomly added the colors…
Minutes later, the result…
Once they were dry by the next morning, each of the beautiful fingerprint creations were ready to hang…
So fun, right? Fast + Meaningful + Inexpensive = Major Score!
Thanks for following along on every tid bit of this bathroom makeover!
From start to finish, these are all the posts pertaining to this bathroom remodel
Plan of Action
Demo: Removal + Installation of the Tub & Walls
How-To Tile + Grout the Bathroom Walls
Adding a Tile Accent Border
Creating a Tiled Niche
DIY: Simple Painted Wood Shelf with Decorative Brackets
DIY: Kids Fingerprint Art
Bathroom Makeover Reveal