Who doesn’t love to get their hands in paint! This activity lends a personal touch to a Fall or Thanksgiving dinner celebration. Wouldn’t this be a nice touch for the kids’ table? This activity was featured on Apartment Therapy’s collection of “10 Simple & Festive Place Cards”. Check out their site for lovely, visually appealing ideas for the whole family! http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/thanksgiving-table-diy-10-simple-place-cards-212568 It was also featured on The Crafty Crow- a kid friendly site for all sorts of fun! http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2014/11/fingerprint-place-cards-for-your-thanksgiving-table.html Additionally, check it out on Yahoo DIY! https://www.yahoo.com/diy/keep-em-busy-at-the-c1416509648599/photo-fingerprint-placecards-photo-1416509202866.html Materials Place cards (or cut and fold your own out of cardstock) Paint Shallow tray Paint brush Paper towel or cloth Thin markers Smock Directions Don your smock. Put little blobs of paint into your craft tray. Dip your finger or thumb into the paint or brush it on your finger or thumb as shown. If you have various coloured stamp pads this would work too (just check that they are non-toxic and washable!) Carefully apply the paint to the place card off to the side to allow for space for the names of your guests. Repeat using various colours. Wash your hands and allow your work to dry. Using thin markers, add details to bring your prints to life. You could make apples, pumpkins, acorns, use the thumbprint for the body of a turkey, owl etc. Write the names of your guests (you may want to make extras to allow for errors or write in pencil and then trace over it in marker). Add your cards to your holiday table! Purpose Creating real life reasons for writing. Safety Notes Wear a smock to protect your clothing from the paint and the markers. Use non-toxic, washable products. Please like & share: 2 Responses Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.