Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Create UNIQUE Art This Mother's Day with Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge,from Quarry Books, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

What about a Teacher Appreciation gift?

If you totally forgot and need the kids to make something quick, 
run over to your local bookstore and pick up this new book, and let the kids get creative! 



Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies cover


Take a hands-on approach to art with Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies!
Create engaging art activities with your children - at home or in the classroom. Packed with fun step-by-step instructions, this book teaches you how to make 30 classic fairy tale characters including nymphs, fairies, princesses, butterflies, and angels with only the tips of your fingers. Create your own enchanting world, no paintbrush required! Kids aren't the only ones who will enjoy it, artists of all ages can put their fingers on the fun of art. Use the characters to spice up you art journals and doodles. Creativity is at your fingertips!

Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies art needs

This is literally all you need to get started on a great gift idea, using this fun book!

Well, a piece of paper too (OOPS, it was out of photo range!) and a hand. It can be yours, or da kid's!

Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies sample instructions

The book has 144 pages of fairy, animal and forest creatures for you to create! The book starts with 6 pages of instructions, which were so clear that the 9 yr old did NOT need Mom's help, to make a card for her Meme! As you can see above, they are also color coded, so that when you see pink, like above, you know you are using your whole thumb print, blue is your index finger, etc. It's a easy peasy reference for kids, that they can remember. Additionally, like the sample above, EACH step is shown, with what you add to the drawing shown above it. So you have not 1, but 3 references on what to draw! And as you can see, they are pretty easy to draw!

Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies sample pages

The book also includes 10 empty pages, with a setting, like a park or the beach, for your kids to make their own art on! This could be handy dandy for long car rides too. Give the kids a couple of stamp pads, the book and some baby wipes and you won't be hearing 'are we there yet?" for at least a half hour! An hour if your kids are really creative! YEAH!

Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies sample art

As you can see, Miss Grace took 5 different elements and added them to her card. I was really impressed at how well she did! She was too- "Mom, I've never drawn a harp before! It was EASY!". One card down and she was ready to make some more! She'll be using the book to make an unique Teacher Appreciation card for her teacher today! And with Father's Day around the corner (WHERE has the year gone??), she's all set for it too!

This is a super fun book that will give your entire family HOURS AND HOURS of fun and creative time away from the TV and other electronics! It can help re-introduce the idea behind 'hand' made to your kids, and bring back the FUN! So don't miss this one!

Fingerprint Monsters and Dragons cover

The Accompanying book, Fingerprint Monsters and Dragons gives you more great figures, and allows for a more rounded out storybook, as it includes 30 classic fictional foes including trolls, pirates, warlocks, and skeletons! So pick it up too!


About the Editors/Illustrators

Ilona Molnar is a illustrator based in Munich Germany. 

Natahsa Mossbauer and Silvia Keller are both editors working for Editions Michael Fisher a Munich-based art and lifestyle publisher.

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