Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 12 - Fingerprint Masterpieces!

One of my favorite things to do is create with my boys. 

When they were toddlers and preschoolers and home with me, we often sat down and did a "fun activity".  These activities would often involve paint, glue, scissors, and even glitter.  They were messy, but so fun!

I enjoyed them so much, that often wondered if I was doing these "fun activities" more for me than for them?!!?

But, regardless, we all had a blast making a mess, and creating!

However, since they started school these "fun activities" have happened less and less.  Between getting ready from school, winding down from school, doing homework, having dinner, reading, and getting to them to bed there is hard to find time for glue, glitter, and messes.

And I miss that!  (OK, I must admit, I have never missed the cleaning up the mess part)

So, when it was time to write the dreaded Thank You notes for Christmas gifts, I decided that a "fun activity" was in order.

So, I pilfered through my scrapbooking stuff, grabbed some ink pads and pens, we created Fingerprint Masterpieces for the front of the Thank You cards.
This one was created by Alex, age 7

15 ink-stained fingers later (mine included), and many of giggles, and lots of "Mom, do you like mine?" 's, and our thank you cards were complete! 

And, we had fun!

(Full Disclosure Alert: I can not take full credit for completing the thank you cards, as my wonderful husband did take on the task of helping them write the notes.)

Note to self:  Make time for more "Fun Activities" with the boys!

What is something that you used to do with your kids that you miss?
I dare you to make time and do it!


  1. So cute! I love making thumb print creations with my children. I still have two that my older (teens) made when they were younger -- they're framed in the hallway. My two youngest even make thumbprint clothespin people!

    1. Love the clothespin people! I remember making those as a kid. That's going on my fun activities to do list! Thanks Samantha!

  2. I don't have kids yet as you know, but definitely go on Pinterest Kim. So many DIY crafts and many are kid-friendly. I think you'd love it.