Know a child that loves messy play? (and let's face it, who doesn't!) Well this activity book by Marion Deuchars is one of the best we have found. With each page setting a different challenge, it encourages them to create their very own works of art using only their hand- and fingerprints (with a bit of blow-painting thrown in, too). Tasks include "Make your own handprint birds/lions/elephants/crabs", "Create your own alien and monster print gallery", "Make these dinosaurs using your thumbprints" and "Fingerprint letters of the alphabet" - all illustrated in Marion's unique and captivatingly-illustrative, award-winning style. The result? Hours of creative fun with the added bonus of an educational slant (and all for less than £10). You can buy it from leading arts publisher Laurence King - we're off to get our copy right now.