Ink fingers - blow up on photocopier. Trace lines over fingerprint filled with "you" phrases and words. [I wanna do this!]

Ink fingers - blow up on photocopier. Trace lines over fingerprint filled with "you" phrases and words. [I wanna do this!]

thumbprint portraits - inspirational sayings/encouragement for the person whose fingerprint is depicted.

thumbprint portraits - inspirational sayings/encouragement for the person whose fingerprint is depicted.

Fingerprint poetry is a great way to start a poetry unit or the beginning of the year. High school or middle school students can really express their individuality.

Fingerprint poetry is a great way to start a poetry unit or the beginning of the year. High school or middle school students can really express their individuality.

I WANT THIS!!!!  Thumbprint portraits use your child’s own thumbprint to create a large (three feet high!), colorful work of art that he or she will absolutely love.

I WANT THIS!!!! Thumbprint portraits use your child’s own thumbprint to create a large (three feet high!), colorful work of art that he or she will absolutely love.

Chuck Close's Unbelievable Fingerpainting Portrait - motivation for fingerpainting self portrait

Chuck Close's Unbelievable Fingerpainting Portrait

Chuck Close's Unbelievable Fingerpainting Portrait - motivation for fingerpainting self portrait

Lorena Cosba-could do this with students-a self portrait, and a contrasting image to show what's underneath.

Lorena Cosba-could do this with students-a self portrait, and a contrasting image to show what's underneath.

ACTIVITY: About Me Fingerprint - Each kid rubs thumb across heavily darkened pencil shading, stick thumb to tape, then stick tape to paper. Scan thumbprint into computer and enlarge (or enlarge on copy machine), print as lightly as possible, then write "About Me"/Life Story on the lines of thumbprint. Could really be used in any classroom, but especially good for ELA. #middleschool #ELA

ACTIVITY: About Me Fingerprint - Each kid rubs thumb across heavily darkened pencil shading, stick thumb to tape, then stick tape to paper. Scan thumbprint into computer and enlarge (or enlarge on copy machine), print as lightly as possible, then write "About Me"/Life Story on the lines of thumbprint. Could really be used in any classroom, but especially good for ELA. #middleschool #ELA

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