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Washable Fingerpaint

  • Crayola® Washable Fingerpaint washes easily from skin and most fabrics (not for use as body/face paint).
  • Thick, creamy consistency resists splashing and encourages experimentation; especially recommended for early childhood art experiences.
  • Clean, bright colors enhance the sensory experience for young creative learners.

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Animals Waves, Wiggles, and Prints
Make strokes, waves, wiggles, finger and thumb prints, and other marks with different parts of the hand and arm.



Animals Symmetrical Designs
Paint on one half of a piece of paper then fold it closed and smooth down with hands. Unfold and there will be a mirror image of the design on the other side.


Animals Texture with Tools
Use combs, stiff paint brushes, sponges, sticks, dry fir branches, and cotton swabs on the finger-painted surface.


Animals Etching
Scratch away designs in the wet paint with your fingertips.




Animals Hands Around the World
Paint your hand with different colors on each fingertip and each finger. Paint the palm blue and green. Press hand down onto paper and keep stamping moving your palm until it looks like a round blue and green earth with multicolored people around it.


Animals Cone Party Hats
Paint the side of your hand and move it back and forth on paper leaving the pinky in one spot. This process makes a cone. Decorate the cones when dry with dots by tapping your fingertips onto the painted cone. Try it again and turn it into an ice-cream cone.


Animals Dot Paintings
Make paintings completely out of dots. Use different colors next to each other so that they mix visually.



Animals Animals
You can create animals from finger paint. Paint the body of a turkey or peacock. Then press your entire finger into the finger paint and make "feathers" around the turkey's or peacock's body.