Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fingerprint People - Easy Tutorial (Craft)

Fingerprint People
Looking for a fun, quick and easy craft that even your kids can do? I fell in love with the idea of using fingerprints for painting, and ended up making myself an entire set of notecards with little fingerprint characters. I have high ambitions to hand-write cards and letters to friends and family more often, but unfortunately my actions don't always meet my ambitions. But these little cuties should help to push me along.

Letar du efter en roligt, snabbt och enkelt hantverk att även dina barn kan göra? Jag älskar idén att använder fingertryck för målning så jag gjörd en upsättning 'notecards' med fingertryckt människor. Jag har höga ambitioner för att skicka handskrivna brev till familje och vänner, men tyvärr mina handlingar inte alltid motsvarar mina ambitioner. Men dessa sötis skulle kunna hjälpa mig.

Use two colors instead of one for more colorful little people. Simply squirt a dab of each color in a paint tray.

Använd två färger för färgglada små människor. Enkelt skvätt en klick av varje färg på en målarens pallet.

Then press your finger in the paint, and press on the card. Voila! You have a head. If  you plan to make families or kids, use your little finger for a smaller size.

Tryck din finger i färgen och sen på kortet. Voila! Nu finns ett huvud. Om du planera att göra ett familj med barn, använd då lillfinger.

Let the paint dry a short while and then paint two round white circles for the eyes with a small pointed paint brush.

Låt färgen torka en kort stund och sen måla två små vit cirklar för ögon med en pensel.

While the white paint is drying, take a nice black felt tip pen and begin giving your little people their personality.  You can draw different hair styles and different angles for the arms and legs. You will be surprised at how different the personalities of your little people become when you draw them.

Medans färg torkar, ta en svart tuschpenna och börja att ger personlighet till dina små människor. Rita olika frisyrer och vinklar för armar och ben. Du blir överraskad att skillnaden i deras personlighet när du ritar dem. 

After the white for the eyes has dried, simple color in two small black dots for the center of the eyes with the black felt pen - and there you have it... a fun little person ready to spread joy across the world (or at least across the city!). If you want to add a little extra something, find a nice quote at The Quotations Page and add it to your card.

När den vit färgen för ögon torkas, måla två pitteliten svartprickar i ögon med tuschpennan - och då har du en färgglada små person som ska sprida glädje över hela världen. Eller minst i din stad! Om du vill ha någonting extra, hitta en fin citat och skriv på kortet.

It really is so easy that even my 6-year old joined in.
Det är verkligen så enkelt att min 6-åring gick med i.

I love how my 'funny faces' notecards turned out best!
Jag älskar mina 'funny faces'!

Then I experimented with flowers...and hearts.
Då provade jag blommor...och hjärtan.

It was fun, simple, and now I have a set of made-with-love notecards that I can send out for any occasion.
Det var roligt, enkelt, och nu har jag en uppsättning som gjorts-med-kärlek notecards som jag kan skicka ut för alla tillfällen.

Until next time...
Tills nästa gång...

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  1. Very cute. I love the cards so fun and would brighten up anyones day.

  2. What a cute idea!
    What a cute set of note cards.
    I too always have aspirations of hand writing a note somehow I never seem to follow through on it though (as my stash of note cards just sit there.)

    I hope you actually accomplish the hand written notes!


  3. Thank you all! I hope you will try them yourself in some form or another...super simple!

  4. OH My.. this is so cute!! LOVE this Idea.

  5. I love this type of art. Hop over and check out my FD gift ideas post from Friday. I think you will enjoy it. Yours are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. I still can't believe our first party had over 300 links. I have a special give away planned for linkers this week.

    Thanks again, hope to see you this weekend at Bacon Time. Thanks for grabbing my button too.

    Your finger people are adorable.

  7. Oh they are absolutely adorable! Brilliant idea - and thanks for showing us how to do it! I'm going to give that a try with my girls next school holidays!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Super awesome idea that I can do with my toddler! I don't think they will come out as perfectly cute as yours, but we will have fun trying :-) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Great ideas, i love it, thanks for sharing

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