Tis the season for crafting…at least it is at our house! It seems like we do much more crafting this time of the year. It’s mainly because we like making homemade gifts for relatives. This homemade ornaments craft for kids is a perfect and easy gift to give. Grandparents love to get these as gifts…they seems to enjoy handmade items from their grandchildren! These Fingerprint Christmas Ornaments are easy to make but can get a little messy so prepare yourself for that. My kids love to make a couple each year to add to their trees! Since there are so many different characters that you can make with your fingerprints, you’ll be able to make several each year without duplicating. The kids made 4 different DIY fingerprint ornaments today and I’ll show you how.
Fingerprint Christmas Ornaments Tutorial
You can make four kinds of fingerprint Christmas ornaments: a fingerprint Christmas tree, a fingerprint snowman, a fingerprint gingerbread man, and a fingerprint star!
Supplies Needed for your Fingerprint Ornaments:
- Paintbrush (or cotton swab will work)
Instructions on how to make Fingerprint Christmas Ornaments:
If your kiddos love finger painting, they’ll love this craft! Both my children loved making theirs. Grab your supplies and head to the table. You’ll either want to be near a sink or grab some hand wipes to clean your child’s fingers off.
Grab an ornament and think of a Christmas figure/shape. We made a gingerbread man, some snowmen, a star and a Christmas tree! I’ll use the gingerbread man for an example. This one is just using one thumb! Paint your child thumb brown and then place thumb on the ornament for a head, a body, 2 arms and 2 legs. You will probably have to reapply the paint to your child’s thumb once or twice between the presses on the ornament.
While you are letting that one dry, your child can make more fingerprint Christmas ornaments! The snowmen are your child’s middle three fingers painted and then laid down on the ornament at the same time.
After the thumbprints dry, you can go back and add details (eyes, smiles etc…) with your paintbrush! How great would these make as gifts for relatives? Fun, easy and very inexpensive! Has your child every made his/her own fingerprint Christmas ornaments before? You’ll have to give this a try!
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