Fingerprint Christmas Cards 3



There is nothing nicer than receiving a handmade Christmas card, and even more so in today’s electronic age. They are a great way to get crafting with your children and fingerprint Christmas cards are a brilliant holiday craft perfect for doing with kids of all ages, plus the recipient will love to keep the holiday card as a keepsake. Happy Crafting!

Fingerprint Christmas Cards - Reindeer fingerprint Christmas cards - a perfect Christmas craft for kids

We have been making fingerprint Christmas cards since my children were babies. Back then I used poster paint and their thumbprints (as they were larger) and made sure that I always had baby wipes and a bowl of soapy water handy. Nothing much has changed in the last ten years. I still make sure that I have baby wipes on hand, but we have moved on to ink pads of various colours and my boys add the accents on to the cards themselves, whereas I used to do that when they were younger. They are a great craft for doing during December and I hope that we give you some inspiration with our ideas. You do not need to stop at cards, they make great gift tags too.

Fingerprint Christmas Cards - Reindeer fingerprint Christmas cards - a perfect Christmas craft for kids

Reindeer fingerprint Christmas cards

Reindeers were the first festive fingerprint art that we ever made. We put them on cards and on mugs with porcelain paint. They are still the first thing my kids think of when it comes to making homemade Christmas cards and it is such an easy craft.

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Materials

  • Blank cards or cardstock to fold in half to make a card
  • Paint or inkpads
  • Felt tip pens or markers in black and red
  • Merry Christmas stamp – optional
  • Baby wipes

How to make Reindeer fingerprint Christmas cards

Using a paintbrush, apply a small coat of brown paint to your child’s fingertip, or if they are older kids they can do this themselves or dab their finger onto the ink pad.

Tip: If working with toddlers and younger children pouring some washable pain on to a sponge is a great way of them not applying too much paint.

Fingerprint Christmas Cards - Reindeer fingerprint Christmas cards - a perfect Christmas craft for kids

am a fan of small individual colourful stamp pads. We keep them in a large, airtight glass jar, so if one of the lids comes off the ink stays moist.

Then apply the finger to the card. Continue until you have the number of reindeer heads on your card that you want and allow the paint to dry before moving on to the next step.

Tip: If your children only have little fingers then use their thumb to get a good imprint.

Using a red pen, apply a “nose” to each reindeer use a black pen to add the antler and eyes.  Obviously, if you have older children they can do this themselves. We used an ultra fine black sharpie on our simple Christmas Cards.

We use a Merry Christmas stamp to add our festive message; I always found that my children loved using stamps, but you can write one or even use washi tape with Merry Christmas on.

Fingerprint Christmas Cards - Reindeer fingerprint Christmas cards - a perfect Christmas craft for kids

Festive light Christmas cards

These are great for making with preschool children who are at the age when more is really less!

Materials

  • Blank cards or cardstock to fold in half to make a card
  • Paint or inkpads – red paint, green paint and yellow paint can be turned into all colours.
  • Felt tip pen in silver
  • Merry Christmas stamp – optional
  • Baby wipes

How to make Festive light Christmas cards

These were inspired by our Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornaments and this year I am going to make fingerprint Christmas tree cards with a printable template or that you can cut out the Christmas tree shape with scissors.

Using a paintbrush, apply a small coat of paint to your child’s finger, or if they are bigger they can do this themselves or dab their finger onto the ink pad. We like to do both the front and back of the card for our fingerprint Christmas lights cards. They made such great keepsake Christmas cards and are a really affordable activity to do with kids perfect for in the classroom.

Then apply the finger to the card. Continue until you have the number of lights on your card that you want and allow the paint to dry, before moving on to the next step. The beauty of lights is they come in many colours so your child can be really adventurous with different color paints.

Then you need to connect your lights by a string; we used silver and the boys drew swirls and joined the lights up. If you have young children then you can take over this step.

Then you can add your festive message. Again we use a stamp for this.

Tip: Invest in a few festive message stamps; they will last you years. We are still using the ones I bought ten years ago.

Tip: If you have a child that doesnt like finger painting then replace the fingerprints with buttons and just add them using glue instead.

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