- Old Scrabble Tiles
- Ink Pad
- White Primer or Paint
Step 1: Set aside the tiles you're going to need to spell out the words 'Hand Print'.
Step 2: Take 11 tiles (any letters will do) and prime the non-letter side so they are completely white. Add a second coat if necessary, and allow the paint to dry completely.
Step 3: Using the ink pad (be sure to use non-toxic ink) – one finger at a time, cover your fingertip in ink and press your fingertip on the white side of your tile to create a black-on-white fingerprint. Be sure to use one finger per tile. However, in the finished example, Laura used two tiles for her right thumb. Also, she recommends practicing on a scrap piece of paper first, because getting just the right amount of ink can be a bit tricky.
Step 4: Arrange your tiles like the example in the photo.
Step 5: From here, you can do a whole bunch of things – you can transform this into a refrigerator magnet, create a tiled-mosaic, or transform this into wall-art that can be framed and hung – great for kids' rooms! (Laura teaches each of these techniques in detail in her tutorials, as well as how to use recycled papers instead of paint.)
- See a larger photo of this craft completed by Laura
Laura, TheScrabbleGal, started creating handmade jewelry and crafts from recycled Scrabble tiles while in College. she now offers an entire line of E-Book tutorials on how to make Scrabble jewelry with decorative papers, custom photos, and even a brand new Scrabble in Style E-Book filled with 77 Scrabble tile craft projects! All of these are available on her website thescrabblegal.com or in her Etsy shop thescrabblegal.etsy.com.