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Star Wars Thumb Doodles

Star Wars Thumb Doodles

Spring 2013 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Klutz
Price: $16.99

Combine the forces of thumbprints and pencil lines to recreate favorite Star Wars characters and scenes using the Klutz Star Wars Thumb Doodles set. Included with the book are four inkpads (blue, green, brown, and black); a double-sided pencil designed to look like a red lightsaber on one end and a blue one on the other; and a black marker.

The book introduces techniques for thumb doodlers before launching into specific doodling activities. Children will learn how to make smaller fingertip prints, wider edge prints, and blurred smudge prints for action scenes. There are basic lessons for drawing common objects like light sabers and laser blasts, too, and step-by-step instructions for illustrating well-known characters. Then the real fun starts. Iconic scenes from the Star Wars universe are recreated with space for children to add their own thumbprint characters. These include the epic battle between Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and the Millenium Falcon fighting amidst a sky filled with asteroids.

Once they've completed the activities here, children will have the skills to create their own thumbprint-driven comic strips.

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