How to Make Fingerprint Platters with Children

In case you don't already know, my other job 
(the one that pays money)
is a teacher.

Sometimes I am asked to help out with a project in another class.

This week I helped out in the Pre-Nursery at our school. 
(yes I said Pre-Nursery...2 1/2 year olds!)

We worked on a platter that would be donated for our school fund raiser.

We used the kid's thumbprints to createbutterflies and bees on a bisque platter.

The platter would then be sent back to the clay store

to be glazed and fired.

The very fun part was painting all those thumbs!

If you know anything about 2 1/2 year old children,
you'll know that they don't always cooperate.

Needless to say, not all thumbprints ended up on the platter
and some kids had a very hard time sticking out just their thumbs.

But in the end we did have 3 adorable platters.

It was a fun project and 
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished products!

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  1. Great idea, Susan.
    They look terrific.


  2. Oh my, what a sweet idea. I bet the parents will be fighting over those three platters at the fund raiser. I know I would want the one with my child's thumb print. Such a great idea!

  3. What a wonderful idea Susan! I just Love how they turned out.

  4. How cute, Susan! If I was one of their parents, I'd be looking to get one of those!

  5. Such a sweet and fun idea. Thanks so much for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  6. So cute! What a wonderful idea!!

  7. What a beautiful idea! I have a clay store near me, I could do this too! Thanks for sharing!

  8. So sweet! Love this idea, thank you for sharing it!

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  9. what a cute project come see what I shared at

  10. Love it! I'm a preschool teacher ~ pinning this project! Thanks for sharing ~ come by and say hi sometime!


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