Thumbprint Mice - FamilyEducation

Thumbprint Mice

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

This art project lets your preschooler incorporate her thumbprint into a sketch of a mouse!


  • Stamp pad
  • Paper
  • Crayons or markers


  1. Have your child press her thumb on a stamp pad and then press it onto paper.
  2. Show your child how to draw a mouse tail and ears on the thumbprint to complete each mouse.
  3. Do this several times to make a mouse family.
  4. Use your own thumb and perhaps one of an older or younger sibling, then compare the different sizes each makes.