Today we made some impressionist-inspired art using our fingers. The supplies we used included contact paper, ink pads, painter's tape, coloring sheets, and white paper. It's a simple concept, but the results were wonderful (especially if you have kids who like coloring in the lines).
First I put the coloring pages on the girls' table, and then placed the contact paper on top - sticky side UP. L helped me put blue painter's tape all around (basically taping the contact paper to the table, with the coloring page underneath). After that, I gave the girls one color of ink at a time and told them to color the picture using the tips of their fingers:
The masterpiece above was made by E and Baby Chick.
This was L's artwork (with a little help from Mommy).
I made the artwork above when I was trying out this technique to see if it would work
before presenting the activity to the girls (Mommies like to play too!)
I've seen coloring books of famous artwork, which would probably turn out gorgeous using this 'impressionist fingerprint' technique for older kids or even adults. Mandalas could be beautiful this way too. This is absolutely an activity we'll be repeating in the future.