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Christmas Crafts for Kids - Fingerprint Ornament

Posted on October 17 2019

Christmas Crafts for Kids - Fingerprint Ornaments

 

Add a little extra Christmas cheer to your gifts and Christmas decorations this holiday season by creating these cute fingerprint ornaments!

I’m sure you have your holiday shopping done and everything is wrapped, right? Yeah right! I always plan on having it done early but that has never happened. I would consider myself a smart and thoughtful shopper but most of my list requested gift cards… How boring are those to shop for and to give?

Handmade clay ornaments are the perfect addition to the dull gift card, and can also be personalized to be used as a gift tag!

Holiday Crafting with Kids

Not only are these fingerprint ornaments adorable, but a great preschool activity to get you through another afternoon stuck inside! It’s an excellent way to practice clay forming, painting, measuring and cutting. Also, the perfect time to discuss the importance and true meaning of gift giving during the holidays.

 

How to Make Fingerprint Ornament Christmas Craft for Kids

Here’s what you’ll need:

Craft Supplies - Tempera Paint, Scissors, Ribbon, Paintbrushes, and Clay

Fingerprint Ornament Video:

Fingerprint Ornament Instructions:

Roll clay into ball.

Roll Clay into ball

Flatten to 1/4″ thickness.(Or use cookie cutter to create desired shape)

Flatten to one-forth inch thickness

Poke hole using a straw.

 Poke hole into clay with a straw

Use thumbs or fingers to create design. Let clay dry.

Use fingers to create design

Paint!

Play Clay

Let dry.

Paint Clay and Let Dry

Cut a 10″ piece of ribbon and thread through hole for hanger.

Cut Ribbon and Thread Through Ornament

Knot and trim excess.

Knot and Trim Access Ribbon on Ornament

Because the holidays are typically a hectic time of year for families, it is important to spend some one-on-one time with the kids to create and connect. It also helps to create some handmade holiday love at the same time!

If you’re still searching for gift ideas, Creativity for Kids encourages children’s natural creativity with inspiring craft kits that can be completed independently or together as a family.

And for more quick and brilliant kid corralling ideas, join our Creativity For Kids Facebook group, or follow us on your favorite social media site. 

 

 Artist Biography - Tara Custer

 

 

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