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Fingerprint Kit

Fingerprint Kit
Fingerprint Kit
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Stephanie Sims
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Here's a fun one for children who love details and like to investigate! Grab a small cloth bag, and make your own fingerprint kit out of things you probably have at home.

How We Did It

Fingerprint Kit
We brought in a piece of glass for play, too, but you could use any glass or mirrors.
Fingerprint Kit

First we sharpened the pencil, then Madeleine got right on making graphite powder. All she had to do was to rub the pencil in small strokes, back and forth, on the sandpaper. Be careful not to breathe it in!

Fingerprint Kit
When she had little piles, she bent the paper, and dumped it into the container.
Fingerprint Kit
After repeating few times, she decided that she had enough powder.
Fingerprint Kit
Time to get to work! To test it, we made a circle on a paper, then had different people (suspects!) come and put a fingerprint on the glass, over the circle on the page.
Fingerprint Kit
Maddie powdered the brush,
Fingerprint Kit

and swirled it back and forth over the glass and fingerprint.

Fingerprint Kit
We pulled out a piece of tape, and I showed her how to 'tab' the end, so that she could lift off the fingerprint easily. She pressed down the tape, rubbed it all over,
Fingerprint Kit
then lifted the tape (and the fingerprint!) and stuck it onto the piece of paper. Excellent!
Fingerprint Kit
Out came the magnifying glass, and into the great blue yonder she went!

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