Definition of finger paint in English:

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finger paint

Pronunciation: /ˈfiNGɡər ˌpānt/


Thick paint designed to be applied with the fingers, used especially by young children.
Example sentences
  • This is a fine way to honor the messy munchkin inside you with plenty of papier-mâché, finger-paints, or oodles of play-doh!
  • The pictures in my book are all finger-paints.


(finger-paint) [no object]
(Especially of children) apply paint with the fingers.
Example sentences
  • It's silly, debatably sexy and it allows for a kind of freeform creativity most people haven't engaged in since finger-painting as a tyke.
  • She suspects she could do something similar by finger-painting while blindfolded.
  • Joe, Blue, and their friends are finger-painting and Blue wants to add someone else to the picture.


finger painting

Pronunciation: /ˈfiNGɡər ˌpān(t)iNG/
Example sentences
  • But the real focus of the $9-a-head visit is finger painting, drawing, and other, well, hands-on projects using Crayola products in brightly colored play areas.
  • The curriculum of all schools will be inverted so that high-school seniors are taught finger painting and kindergarten students are educated in calculus and chemistry.
  • The bottom line is, regardless of how much hard work it was… how dirty I got with sandpits, play dough, finger painting etc… I wouldn't trade those years in for anything.

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Syllabification: fin·ger paint

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