Capture your child’s darling little thumbprint in this cute and easy reindeer thumbprint ornament! A quick, low-mess, activity for toddlers and preschoolers. This post contains affiliate links.
If you like to make your own keepsake ornaments you will love our baby’s first handprint ornament.
I love handmade ornaments! The dry pasta, popsicle, or glitter-covered ornaments that the kids bring home from school with a cute little school photo on them are my FAVORITE. Our home seems to have a “no ornament left behind” policy, too. Each year EVERY ornament ends up on the tree. Our tree will never end up in a home decor magazine, instead it’s loaded with Christmas memories and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Mac is 2 now and I wanted to capture his cute little hands somehow. I decided to make an ornament with him using his thumbprints and kind of love how it turned out!
I came up with our own little reindeer ornament using only thumbprints, but there are so many darling ways to use fingerprints in toddler crafts. Here are just a few that I’ve seen around.
You can use paint, ink pads, or markers, but we kept this virtually mess-free by using Kwik Stix.
How to Make a Reindeer Thumbprint Ornament
- White copy paper
- Black Cardstock
- Kwik Stix
- Permanent Markers
- Glue Dots
- Regular canning lid and ring
- Hot glue gun/glue
Simply spread the color across the thumb, print on a piece of paper, then wipe off any excess with a wet wipe!
Let dry for 90 seconds.
Decorate with permanent markers, cut out the picture, and glue onto a circle of black paper with a glue dot.
Attach the black paper to a canning lid using glue dots. Then add a few more glue dots to the inside of a canning ring (you can also use hot glue). Press the two pieces together! Such a cute little frame for tiny artwork, right?
I wrote his name and the year on the back of the canning lid then attached a ribbon using hot glue.
He wanted to hold it too. What design would you use for a thumbprint ornament?
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