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Word of the Week

Dermatoglyph (der-mat-uh-gliff): The scientific name for fingerprint.

Hello, dear friends!

Such an interesting word for such a fascinating thing! I could go on and on about fingerprints for days, but I will save those scientific facts for another project. Today, I just want to have a tiny bit of fun!

I don't know about you, but when I think of the month February, I think of hearts. Even though Valentine's Day is only a single day out of an entire month. . .I still think hearts!

I saw my granddaughter working on her handprint alphabet book, and I knew we needed to use do the same to create hearts this month!

I made one mini heart and turned it into a magnet by gluing a clear stone on top. You can do the same, or you can go big. Perhaps you can use fingerprints to write your name. Or draw a large heart on paper to use as a guide and fill it in with mini fingerprint hearts. The options are endless!

I can't leave you without a few fun facts!

  1. There are no two fingerprints that are exactly alike.

  2. Even identical twins do not share the same fingerprints.

  3. Fingerprints actually help you hold and grasp items. They're not just for identification or looks.

  4. Fingers actually have sweat glands that ooze oils.

  5. There are THREE genetic conditions that cause people to be born without fingerprints!

  6. Gorillas, chimpanzees, and koalas also have fingerprints.

  7. Footprints are also as unique as fingerprints.

Happy creating.

Stay kind. . .


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