School’s out but don’t despair, G2 is promising a summer of fun.

The Kids page, packed with puzzles and activities, is back from tomorrow and will be here every day until the schools go back in September. To celebrate, we’ve got some exclusive extracts from Let’s Make Some Great Art by illustrator Marion Deuchars, which is packed with interactive ideas inspired by the work of famous artists. Here’s how to turn your hand and fingerprints into a masterpiece . . .
Watch Marion Deuchars’ videos to learn how to draw a bird and Mona Lisa’s smile, plus lots more, at guardian.co.uk/childrensbooks

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Lend a hand The tools of the trade (opposite) and how you can make different shapes with the help of your own homemade stencils

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Use your imagination With different shapes and your fingerprints, you can build up all sorts of images, even adding some details with a pen or pencil (opposite). Now you know how to do it, can you make your own characters out of the images below?

Buy Let’s Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars, published by Laurence King, for £10.36 (RRP £12.95) with free UK p&p. Call 0330 333 6846 or visit guardianbookshop.co.uk

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