Fingerprint Christmas Cards



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 perfect for doing with kids of all ages.

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 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.

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.

Materials

  • Blank cards or card stock to fold in half to make a card
  • Paint or inkpads
  • Felt tip pens 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 finger, or if they are bigger they can do this themselves or dab their finger on to the inkpad.

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

Tip: I 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.

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 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 card stock to fold in half to make a card
  • Paint or inkpads
  • Felt tip pen in silver
  • Merry Christmas stamp – optional
  • Baby wipes

How to make Festive light Christmas cards

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 on to the inkpad. We like to do both the front and back of the card for our festive light Christmas cards.

 

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 colours.

Then you need to connect your lights by a string; we used silver and the boys joined them up. If your children are younger 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.

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