Easter Finger Paintings

March 23, 2021

A cute and easy craft that you can do with kids of any age! These springtime finger paintings are adorable.

Bunnies and Chicks and Eggs (Oh My!)

There is so much that can be made with a simple fingerprint! My kids loved making and “decorating” these little guys. There are truly endless options when it comes to this craft, and it can be so fun to see little personalities come out in your kids finger paintings.

After your fingerprints dry, add your details to bring your painting to life! Add some bunny ears, a round tail, and whiskers for a bunny, or a beak and wings for a chick. You can also decorate your prints like an easter egg with dots, wiggles, and stripes. Let your creativity be your guide!

Tools + Tips for Finger Paintings

This craft couldn’t be simpler. Here are the tools I recommend having on hand:

  • Paper – This is totally up to your preference! This craft could become a card for a loved one, a framed piece of art, or a fun afternoon activity. Have paper on hand accordingly!
  • Finger Paints – I would recommend having at least primary colors on hand (at all times, if your kids are art fanatics like mine!)
  • Pens, markers, crayons, etc – This is for adding the finer details to your fingerprints. You could totally go a little crazy with this and throw on some glitter, googly eyes, or stickers!

As far as my tips and techniques, the biggest thing is to embrace the mess! My family has an art table that we keep outside that at any given time has at least three coats of paint, scribbles, and doodles. Having a dedicated spot for messier crafting is great, but not always possible! If that’s the case for your family, consider laying out newspaper or plastic wrap to protect your table and/or floors. That way, you can focus on enjoying the crafternoon instead of policing the fingerpainters.

One other tip– if you have small fingerprints participating, maybe try a round paintbrush or a homemade stamp to make your bunnies, chicks, and eggs!