Printed crafts are great because they offer a real personal touch to a gift. These little thumbprint reindeer are so cute that we make always some cards in this style every year. The best part is they are really simple to make which means they’re great for younger children to get involved with too!
Thumbprint Reindeer heads
You will need:
White card Brown paint Brown marker Googly eyes Pom Poms Glue
To start you will need to make your thumbprints, we went with three but you can do as many or little as you like. Leave your reindeer to dry.
Now take your brown pen and draw some simple antlers on to your reindeer prints.
Finally, add two googly eyes and a pom pom nose to each of your reindeer and optionally add a message to your card.
You will need
Brown paint Red paint Beige paint Brown pen Googly eyes Glue
To make your reindeer you will need to make a vertical thumbprint for the head, then attach a horizontal thumbprint for the body. Leave your reindeer to dry.
Next take your brown pen and give each reindeer some antlers, legs and a tail.
Finish your Reindeer by adding two googly eyes and a nose to each. Don’t forget to give Rudolph a special red nose!
I cant believe there are only 15 weeks until Christmas, Where has this year gone?! We can’t wait for Christmas this year now that we have our gorgeous little girl and our big guy is old enough to understand. It may be a little while off yet but there are so many Christmas crafts I want to share this year, so I’ve started a little early! This Freestanding handprint Christmas tree looks great as a decoration and is a gorgeous keepsake too.
You will need
Green card (or alternatively green paint and white card) Brown, red, blue, purple, orange and pink paint Black permanent marker (one that won’t bleed into paint!) Gold card Thin cardboard (we use an old cereal box) TP roll Glue Scissors.
First you will need to take your green card, draw around your hands (or alternatively, you could print your hands with green paint) and cut out the shapes. You will need four handprints with the thumb pointing left and four handprints with the thumb pointing right.
Position your handprints on your thin cardboard so that you have 3 on the bottom row, two just touching in the centre and two overlapping on the top row. Make sure that you have the thumb part of your handprints facing outwards. Glue down your handprints then cut a star from your gold card and stick it at the top of your tree.
When the glue has dried, cut out your reinforced tree. Now to decorate! To start your Christmas lights. Take your permanent black marker and draw on the lines to create the wires.
Now, take your tray of paints and dot fingerprints all along the black lines to make your fairy lights. Tip: If your marker starts to bleed, you can blow over it with a cool hairdryer to dry the paint quickly!
To make the stand for your Christmas tree, take your TP roll and cut it about 2/3rds up. Take the larger section and paint it brown.
Once both pieces are dry, Position the tree trunk in the centre at the bottom of your tree. Make two snips in the bottom of your tree where the edges of the tp roll touch it. Slide the Tp roll into these two slits. Position your tree centrally on the TP roll so that your tree can stand freely.
Your Freestanding handprint Christmas tree is finished! How sweet do these look?!
This Fingerprint Fairy light name craft is really simple and quick to set up, it only takes two steps! This makes it a perfect craft for a time limit or for large groups such as Preschool groups and classes. These names look particularly great at Christmas but can also be used for any other time of celebration!
You will need:
4-6 colours of paint White paper Permanent marker (or a pen that wont bleed) Coloured card to mount your picture (optional) A wet wipe (so that you don’t mix colours)
Take your permanent marker and write out your desired name in long loopy letters, make sure the letters are joined together so that it looks like the wire of your fairy lights! Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect, once the little ones start printing it will look great!
add fingerprints all along the lines of your letters to make your Christmas lights. you could optionally mount the pictures on coloured card but it isn’t necessary.
And that’s your fingerprint fairy light name done. It really is that simple!