I originally saw this idea on pinterest, but the link didn’t tell how to do it so I set about figuring it out with my kids. It really is a fun way to write creatively!
First we took our thumbprints. The clearest prints were not made with ink but with pencil! We colored a small piece of paper heavily with pencil lead, then rubbed our finger on it. Then we carefully placed our finger on the sticky side of clear packing tape. We placed the tape, sticky side down, onto another piece of paper.
We scanned those into our computer, enlarged them to cover a full sheet of paper, and printed them as lightly as possible. We tried to print them dark and then use a light tracer or window to follow the lines on another piece of paper placed over it but that proved too difficult and time consuming.
Now all that is left to do is start writing! Write anything that comes to mind about yourself making sure you follow the lines of your fingerprint. This can get pretty crazy as fingerprints either arch, loop, or whorl and not all lines follow right next to each other. Have fun writing and deciding where to go next.
Once it is all filled in you have a unique page all about you!
Thanks for joining me in 10 Days of Creative Writing!
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