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Police Crafts for Kids

Updated on October 8, 2014

How the Police Work -- Learn through Crafts

When we teach children about the police in a positive, friendly manner everyone wins! Use these police crafts for kids to help get your message across. Children will learn to respect police officers and know that the police are their friends from a young age.

Children are usually exposed to police officers in television shows and videos in a positive manner. Continue that exposure with a few fun crafts and activities that show that the police are helpful and work to keep us safe.

Image Credit: The Graphics Fairy

Fingerprint whorl. Courtesy of Victoria Police, Melbourne, Australia.
Fingerprint whorl. Courtesy of Victoria Police, Melbourne, Australia.

Make Fingerprint Drawings -- Fun Police Crafts for Kids

Teach Kids About Taking Fingerprints with These Craft Ideas

All fingerprints are unique. Every person's fingerprints are special and different from everyone else's fingerprints. Check out the Fingerprints, Victoria Police information to read more about this to teach children about how the police use fingerprints for identifying people.

Teach kids about the types of fingerprint designs by letting them take their own fingerprints then make a drawing from the prints. For this police craft, you'll need:

- ink stamp pad (be sure to use a stamp pad safe for kids' skin; see the links below)

- paper

- other supplies like markers or crayons

- wipes to clean the fingertips

Let each child stamp their fingerprints and thumbprints on a piece of paper. Then ask them what they see. At first they will look at the individual prints with the loops and whorls.

Then let them create something from the prints. Ideas include using the fingerprints as flowers and adding stems and leaves, and drawing the rest of an animal with the fingerprint as the animal's head or body.

Photo Credit: Fingerprints, Victoria Police

Craft Supplies for Fingerprint Art - A fun hands-on craft using little fingers!

Taking fingerprints is a fun activity. Explain that everyone has unique fingerprints and that helps the police find people. Then take your own fingerprint and show the kids the swirls and lines then take their fingerprints.

Make it fun. Use the kids' fingerprints as a starting point for a fun one-of-a-kind work of art!

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Which police crafts will you try?

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      Aw these are all fab ideas! My friends career with the police force all started off by playing dress-up when he was six. Encouragement all the way from parents makes all the difference :)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      very creative idea! my kids would have loved this stuff when they were little

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      KidsCancers 3 years ago

      great topic for our kids...an option for their existing common online games

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      An interesting lense - thank you for sharing.

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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This is a great idea, so many kids grow up to think that the police are their enemies, not there to help protect them. If only more parents, schools and media focused on helping each other, and being a good person, rather than abusing others in so many ways, and doing harm to others and the neighborhood. I wonder how different our world might be if people were shown how good it is to help others.

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      OUTFOXprevention1 4 years ago

      Interesting lessons! Thank you for the lens.

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      Kay 4 years ago

      You have some very nice resources and links here. I really do think this is an important topic for kids. Thank you and blessed!

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Great ideas lens and nice resources. There are some great games here for young folk to learn what law enforcement means. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @anonymous: Thanks so much, Susie.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Popped by to refresh the blessing on police crafts.

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      Bonfire Designs 4 years ago

      What an awesome lens, proactive and fun!

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      GiftHelp 4 years ago

      These are great! Perfect activities to do with the kids at home :)

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      EdmondHoggeJr 4 years ago

      Nice Lens I am sure the kids will love some of these ideas!

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      kathryn-gillespie 4 years ago

      Cool lens!!! I especially like the fingerprinting kit.

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      KayeSI 4 years ago

      Oh how fun! With police officers as friends and family this is doubly great for us. Thank you!

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      What a great resource for kids.

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      What an excellent resource for learning. Blessed.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Wonderful set of resources. I have taught this in Grade 5, and the kids loved it, but we didn't have all the ideas you listed here. Thank you! Blessed!

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      Good crafts, nice work.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This is an excellent resource for kids and adults alike.

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      GarminApproachGPS 5 years ago

      Nice lens on kids stuff, I'd buy some for my kids very soon!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Cool Lens, I want the fingerprint kit (I'm a big jooch, lol). I wouldn't want to be a policewoman where I live in the Bronx; they get no respect here. It's a shame, it wasn't always like that.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What wonderful law abiding fun you have here and I love that picture of Barney Fife, it forced another smile out of me! This is an excellent for classroom and home school use...or just at home!

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      As a retired law enforcement officer, I like this one! Blessed!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Your lenses are so much fun to read. And, this one is very helpful to those who have chosen to breed...

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      You have some great ideas that teachers can use when they are working on a community helpers unit. Firemen, librarians and nurses were other topics they would ask for in the library to go with the unit. You may have a series to make here.