- Obtain several copies of Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book.
- Have students peruse the books to get some ideas on what they can do with thumbprints. They will be making a picture out of their thumbprints, so they should have something in mind before they start stamping.
- You will need several stamp pads, preferably of different colors. Your kids will make several thumbprints on their paper in areas that they have planned out.
- After they are done stamping, they should complete their picture using crayons or colored pencil.
- You can use this activity to have students illustrate stories or a theme that you are studying also.