These colorful prints are easy to create -- the technique is right at your child's fingertips. Make them with fabric paint to dress up summer clothing or use tempera paint to turn plain paper into personalized stationery. (Add distinguishing details with a permanent marker.) Be sure to practice on scrap paper before creating your final prints.
Flowers. For each petal, press your paint-covered index finger against the paper or cloth and roll it from side to side. Add small dots of paint to the center with your pinkie.
Apple. Use your index finger to make two side-by-side overlapping vertical prints. Draw a marker stem and add a pinkie-print leaf.
Pear. Use your index finger to make two overlapping perpendicular prints. Draw a marker stem and add a pinkie-print leaf. Once the pear is dry, add a marker dot to the bottom of the pear.
Bananas. Draw a curved yellow streak with your index finger, then draw two more, one on either side. Once the paint is dry, add marker details.
Orange. Draw a large circle with the tip of your index finger. Add a marker stem and a pinkie-print leaf. Once the orange is dry, draw a star on the bottom.
Cherries. Make circles with the tip of your index finger, then draw marker stems. Once the paint is dry, add marker dots on the bottom of the cherries.