Exploring Fingerprints

We cracked open our new science STEAM kit from the library today to find an awesome little handheld microscope. It only came with one slide and Zander got bored of that fast. Thought it might be fun to look at our fingerprints through the microscope.


This will not hurt, I promise. What you’ll need:

  • Scotch tape
  • Microscope
  • Washable marker


Give your fingerprint of choice a good coating of marker.


Transfer it onto 1 piece of scotch tape.


Add another piece of tape the other other side, like a fingerprint sandwich.


It’s ready to be explored under the microscope!

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There you have it. A simple and fun way for you and your kiddos to explore the beauty of your fingerprints – one of the many ways we are all unique.


Happy Exploring!

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