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Get Creative: Thumb Art

A unique way to use your thumbs and create a fun work of art

This craft gets a thumbs up from our Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation staff.

Materials Needed:

  • White construction paper or paper
  • Ink pad or paint
  • Markers

Now that you have all your materials ready, let's get started.

Step 1: Use your thumbs and stick them on your ink pad or in paint.
Step 2: Press your thumbs on the white construction paper with enough room for your customization. Let the thumb prints dry.
Step 3: Give your thumb prints life by drawing the eyes of our birds, stick legs and beaks.
Step 4: Next draw the tree branches the bird is standing on, with leaves and or flowers
Step 5: You can get creative and draw the bird in a body of water or standing on a roof top

Looking for more activities? Check out Hillsborough County Public Library's Library @ Home and Summer Reading Challenge.