Thumbprint bees

One of our volunteers made coffee filter butterflies with her granddaughter, and in exchange, her granddaughter showed her how to make thumbprint bees.

Photo of thumbprint bugs

We thought they were so cute, we would try them ourselves. And just to make it more exciting, we did a variety of thumbprint invertebrates!

All you’ll need is:
White paper
Washable markers
Thumbs!

Use a washable yellow marker to color your child’s thumb and have him or her press the colored part of the thumb onto a piece of paper, without smearing it.

Photo of a thumb being colored with a marker

Use a black washable marker to add stripes, eyes, wings, antennae and a stinger.

Photo of thumbprint bee

Then use your imagination. Red is for a ladybug, orange for a monarch butterfly, green for a dragonfly. What can you come up with?

Photo of thumbprint bugs

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