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 The lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center receive intellectual stimulation each week through finger painting sessions, according to Marron. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 As a child, Katie Flores always seemed to gravitate toward finger painting. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2021 All the while, parents should remain open-minded to other interests, from finger painting to simply playing in the mud. Mary Kearl, Popular Science, 20 Feb. 2021 Pablo Picasso's first finger painting, for instance. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, 23 June 2020 Tutorials include cherry blossom finger paintings and monoprinting. Nicole Ludden, azcentral, 20 May 2020 On the walls were portraits of Jesus, graduation photos, and finger paintings. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 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, 17 Nov. 2019 Paw and nose prints cover the lower half of the glass doors like finger paintings. Marni Jameson,, 6 June 2019 See More

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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 26 Jun. 2022.

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