Great painting activity with the kids to display in your home


  • 1 canvas (desired size)
  • 1 bottle black paint
  • 1 paint brush
  • 1 bottle of each colour of paint you wish to make the leaves


  1. Paint a tree on canvas in the black paint as illustrated in the photo.
  2. Use the coloured paint and your finger to finger print all the leaves on. you can do as few or as many as you like to create your masterpiece.
  3. Leave to try and hang on your wall.


We used blue, red, pink, purple, green and yellow paint for our fingerprint leaves. It really does look beautiful when it is completed.

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  • chicken83
    • 20 Mar 2014
      12:49 pm

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  • This is a great family craft idea. Might make one for the grandparents


  • Would be a lovely front of a card


  • My daughter in law had one of these at her baby shower. She got each guest to place a fingerprint leaf on the tree with their name. It’s now framed and sits in my grandsons bedroom


  • They would look awesome on the kids bedroom wall and a keepsake too

    • Finger, hand, and foot prints on the wall


  • That would be a precious artwork to keep. Thank you for sharing


  • This is very cute! Thanks for sharing! Will try it with my toddler!


  • hmmm nice method.. cool


  • I love this! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!


  • Absolutely beautiful idea, thank you for this.


  • Thanks for sharing this beautiful idea; we look forward to trying it at home!.


  • Love this idea and love the black and white look


  • A friend of mine did this for her wedding, looked fantastic.


  • so pretty, would make nice wall hanging.


  • yeah this idea turned out great. i would like to make a rainbow one

    • cheers fr the great ol’ post. lots of fun to be had, making this anyway


  • This finger paint tree looks awsome


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