finger painting


Definition of finger painting

: a technique of spreading pigment on paper chiefly with the fingers also : a picture so produced

Examples of finger painting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the while, parents should remain open-minded to other interests, from finger painting to simply playing in the mud. Mary Kearl, Popular Science, "4 fun techniques to keep kids learning while they’re stuck at home," 20 Feb. 2021 Pablo Picasso's first finger painting, for instance. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Survives Two C/D Tests," 23 June 2020 Tutorials include cherry blossom finger paintings and monoprinting. Nicole Ludden, azcentral, "Quarantine crafting: DIY at home with kits and virtual classes from Phoenix arts studios," 20 May 2020 On the walls were portraits of Jesus, graduation photos, and finger paintings. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, "The New York Renters Who Can’t Pay May," 2 May 2020 For the images on view at Transformer Station, Soren used a large format, 8x10-inch camera to photograph iPad screens under raking light that highlights the marks left on the glassy surface like those in a child’s finger painting. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Former MTV reporter Tabitha Soren’s ‘Surface Tension’ explores power of touch at Transformer Station," 17 Nov. 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson,, "Animal House — part 2: Basic training can make unruly dogs fit for home life," 6 June 2019 Random works of a kindergartner’s finger painting are more pleasing to the eye. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors-Spurs: No relation to Houston, thank goodness," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of finger painting

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Finger painting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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