Creative Kids: Ed Emberley’s Funprint Drawing

Looking for a fun rainy-day activity for you and your kids? Try Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint Drawing Book! A friend of mine checked his book out of the local library and brought it to a recent get-together.  M and I had a lot of fun making cards and a little picture.   I liked our little fish picture so much I framed it!

Younger kids will need some help, but will still have fun making fingerprints.  Older kids can complete the drawings themselves.  You need a only a few supplies, and the kitchen or dining room table will suffice for work space!  Rubber stamps are optional, and not mentioned in Mr. Emberley’s book.  But, they are a good way to extend the activity, since the stamp pads are already out!

Fingerprint Birds

Supplies Needed:

Mr. Emberley’s book features step-by-step, pictorial instructions, so your children don’t need to know how to read to follow the directions.  We started with inexpensive blank index cards to get the hang of it, then moved on to make a folded note card with the envelope.

To make the fish, M made fingerprints on an index card in different colors, then I followed the instructions to draw the fish.  We made the birds on a blank folded note card the same way.

Fingerprint Fish


We also made a simple little birthday card for Daddy just using her fingertips and an index card folded in half. Half fun!

Fingerprint Heart

Copyright 2013 Kathryn Depew

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One Response to Creative Kids: Ed Emberley’s Funprint Drawing

  1. Royce Munn says:

    The oldest greeting cards we have today date back to the 14th century, made somewhere in Europe. The culture of giving greeting cards developed in the 19th century when printing press came into the picture. Greeting cards, these days, are of various types. These types include standard greeting cards, photo greeting cards, personalized greeting cards, reusable greeting cards, electronic greeting cards etc. The pictures and messages in greeting cards come in various styles, which range from fine arts to profane. Although in today’s world, technology has made everything so fast and easy, but the charm and warmth of sending a card to someone is not lost.:

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