Holiday Thumbprint Guys


My daughter made these thumbprint guys in art class today. They’re made with paint and Sharpie permanent markers.

All you do is dip your thumb in paint and make thumbprints in different places on thick paper.  Let the thumbprints dry.  Then add details with a black Sharpie marker. 

At top you can see a guy skating under a wreath.  The thumbprint guys at bottom are skating, skiing and sleighing.


Using this simple method, you can make a cool homemade winter holiday card.

If you like this idea, there’s a whole collection of thumbprint art books you can find on Amazon.  Many are by Ed Emberley.


Mama Lisa

PS Here’s a link to directions to make a thumbprint skeleton man for Halloween, The Day of the Dead or just for fun.

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