Monday, November 9, 2009

Ed Emberley

Do you know about Ed Emberley ? no? well you must!! (here is his website)
He is a writer and illustrator of over 80 books. He says he's a gradpa kind of guy now and only 20 are still in fact! His books are wonderful and introduce children to the love of learning how to draw in a really fun way.
Our favorite lately has been Ed Emberley's funprint drawing book and it is about learning how to draw these super cute thumprint illustrations!
You need a stamp pad and paper ofcourse... BUT...
If you have a little one that when you are not looking will thumbprint her whole body in multi-colors including her face...ehem... like mine...
you might want to start off using by using these... (do-a-dot art markers/paints)
We just discovered them and it has made this...well... just a little bit cleaner... for now.

Dotting the thumb...(dot) prints and getting them ready for drawing the details
Look at all those faux thumbprints! ahhh clean fingers and just as fun!

Adding details...

Here is some of our thumbprint friends

Or you can of course try it the Ed Emberley way and use your thumbprints!


  1. We had his drawing and thumbprint books when I was growing up. My mother loved showing them to us. I've spread the love - my oldest has two of his drawing books and adores them!

  2. Unbelievable how they have stood the test of time and are as popular now as they were in the 70's! Its amazing! They are wonderfully fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great, add bingo dabbers to the list of craft supplies I need! :D These look so great, super toddler friendly!

  4. Well done! I really like this post.

    i thought you might be interested about a documentary film I'm working on about Ed:

    All the best!

  5. Thanks Mity Quinn for stopping by our blog!! We love Ed Emberley and we cant wait to see the film!! Good work so far!

    ^_^ ~birdycake



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