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The children lift their own fingerprint so they can examine them.


soft pencils
clear sellotape
small piece of clear plastic (optional)
magnifier (helpful, but not essential)


Use the pencil to make a very thick scribble on the paper, big enough for a thumbprint.
Press a thumb onto the graphite (pencil), then press it to the sticky side of a piece of sellotape.
If desired, the sellotape can then be stuck to a piece of paper, or a piece of clear plastic, before examining it with a magnifier. If necessary hold the tape up to a window to see the print better.


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