INSIDE: Diversity Fingerprint MLK Jr. Craft is a fun and easy craft for kids to create on Martin Luther King Jr. Day or any day you want to discuss diversity in the classroom or at home. It’s a great fine motor skills activity as well and creates unique looking craft to decorate your fridge or classroom!
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Diversity Fingerprint MLK Craft
Grab the free printable world picture below. Print it out on white card stock or white paper. Invite your little one to colour in the planet earth.
Next, pour out your skin tone coloured paint into a paint pallet and invite your little one to dip their fingers into each colour to create fingerprints all around the world. When they are making their fingerprints make sure to leave some space in between each fingerprint.
Set it aside to dry. If your little one can’t wait, you can speed up the drying process using a hair dryer.
Once the paint is dry, grab a fine point black pen. I found the Sharpie fine point pen worked well. Invite your little one to draw faces on the fingerprints to turn them into all the peoples of the world.
After they create little faces, have them draw arms connected to each fingerprint joining them together with the arm of the fingerprint person on either side of them. It should look like they fingerprint people are holding hands!
How to Use this Activity with MLK Day
This is a fun activity to pair with reading a book about Martin Luther King Jr.. This is also great activity to talk about unity of and love for all people with younger kids. You can also talk about how we all different on the outside but inside we are all pretty much the same.
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
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- Download Diversity Fingerprint World Template Printable for free here
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