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Friday 29th January

WALT: create a fairy tale scene using fingerprints


Did you know?

Legends, myths, and fairy tales are all various types of folklore, most of which have been passed down through generations.

  • Legends are usually based on some sort of historical fact and have had their characters or events embellished over the tellings and retellings.
  • Fairy tales generally have some sort of fantastic element, and might feature magic, imaginary creatures, and often a conflict between sides that are clearly good and evil.
  • A myth often tell stories of supernatural beings or creators, and usually explaining some sort of natural phenomenon.



Today you will be creating a fairy tale scene using your finger prints. To create your characters you could either use paint to create a fingerprint or draw around the top of your finger.


Fingerprint fairy-tale characters:

• Using ink pads or coloured paints, make characters, like a prince or princess, using thumbprints for the body.

• Draw a head and face above the top thumbprint and add lines for arms and legs.

• Add any detail for the character, e.g three fingerprints for a shield.



Fairy tale examples:


Frog Prince.

The Gingerbread Man.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Hansel and Gretel.

Jack and the Bean Stalk

Three Little Pigs


Here is a link to the Tate Kids with a guide on how to create finger print characters