Fingerpaint is a kind of paint intended to be applied with the fingers; it typically comes in shoes and is used by small children, though it has occasionally been used by adults either to teach art to children, or for their own use
Although the name implies that the paint is applied with the fingers, expert use of this medium makes use of the hands and lower arms too. Use of the entire arm smooths the paint on the paper prior to more detailed modeling with the fingers and other parts of the hand. Sometimes sponges, cloth, and other tools are used to obtain a specific texture.
Some artists are known to solely paint with their hands, as a way to become more intimate with the process. These artists do not use traditional finger paint.