I helped my son make this Thumbprint Dragon as part of a Chinese New Year craft day that we did. Be sure to stop by our other blog to see what else we made!
This dragon idea is from the book Ed Emberley’s Fingerprint Drawing Book (affiliate link). I used my son’s thumbprints to make it since his fingers are so tiny!
We started with the six green prints which made the triangle shape and then worked our way outward. I pressed one thumb in red paint and one in yellow paint and then alternated them to create the tail and neck. The head is made with two thumbprints on the bottom and one on top.
After it dries, you can draw on legs, facial features, and the triangles that run along the dragon’s back and one on the end of the tail.