Use your fingerprints to make these little bags to hold tiny treasures for yourself or to give to others! Materials Muslin Bags (you can get these at craft stores or order them through Etsy) Fabric paint Paint brush Ribbon Safety Pin Embroidery floss Needle Cardboard Scissors (Whoops! We forgot these for the photo- sorry!) Smock Craft tray Directions Cut your cardboard to a little smaller than the size of your bag and insert it inside. This will prevent your fabric paint from gluing your bag together. We wanted to create a series of bags for St. Patrick’s Day treats, using our fingerprints. We brushed paint onto our finger pads with a brush (to assure a more even coat) and made the leaves of a shamrock, gold and a rainbow. Allow your work to dry overnight. We then sewed a few details onto the bags to enhance our fingerprints, using our embroidery floss. We then removed the thin string that was provided with the bags and replaced it with ribbon or cord by clipping a safety pin onto the end and pushing it through the channel. (So this would be easier for little hands to tie.) Voila! Here are a few of our further explorations of the materials: (Even baby got in on the action, creating the greeny-yellow bag!) Purpose Thinking of others Exploring sensory experiences (painting with our fingers) Safety Notes Use scissors and a needle with care & supervision. Be sure to wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect surfaces and your clothing. Be sure to wash your brush immediately after use so as to prevent damage. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.