Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament – Air Drying Clay 13

What is not to like about this fingerprint Christmas tree ornament made from air drying clay? Anyone that knows me will tell you I am a big lover of creating Christmas ornaments from air drying clay and that I also a fan of using fingerprints to create keepsake decorations such as these Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornaments. In the past, we have made fingerprint snowman ornaments and also heart ornaments. I have seen Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornaments made with salt dough, but I wanted to use white air drying clay.

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament

I adore personalised and handmade ornaments, decorations and keepsakes and these fingerprint air drying clay ornaments look adorable hanging on the Christmas tree. Follow our step by step instructions below to see how to make a fingerprint Christmas tree ornament from air drying clay to bring out year after year!

  What is not to like about this fingerprint Christmas tree ornament made from air drying clay? They are beautiful kids craft and festive keepsake.

There is something really magical bringing out homemade decorations year after year, so I do try to make sure that I always add the year we made something to our ornaments. These Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament make a fabulous keepsake gift from grandparents and godparents. I have come to treasure these sort of tree decorations now my boys are getting older.  These Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament are great for including all the family’s fingerprints, so a fabulous collaborative art project.

Plus using air drying clay means they coordinate with any tree decoration and theme.

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament

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How to Make a Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament

Roll out your clay about half a cm think on a silicone mat and cut out your trees using a cookie cutter, ensuring you cut a hole for the twine.

Do not remove the excess clay yet as keeping it ensures everything stays in shape. Then take turns at pressing a finger into the clay to leave your fingerprints.

The remove the excess clay and allow the tress to dry – this will take at least 24 hours.  Make sure that you do not place them by a radiator as the change in temperature will cause the clay to crack.

Take it in turns to colour over your fingerprint indent with ink on your finger. We all chose which colours we wanted to use.

Then using a sharpie add a line between the fingerprints to turn them into a string of lights.

Also, add a little black blob at the top of each fingerprint as this makes them look more like lights.

Then add the date in the trunk area using a sharpie.

All you need to do then is add some cords for hanging off the Christmas tree.

Make fingerprint christmas trees using our air dry clay as an alternative to Salt dough! This kids christmas craft is so fun and easy to make and the Christmas ornaments look fantastic hanging on the tree.

I like the matte finish that you get with air dry clay and I have ornaments that are four years old.  As long as they are stored in a dry space then they will keep for a long time.

However, you can seal your Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament with Modge Podge.

Make a air drying clay christmas tree fingerprint ornament with your family. Your family's fingerprints will look a string of lights on your special keepsake Christmas tree ornament!

If you like these then check out this years DIY Rainbow Clay Christmas Tree Decorations and Simply Clay House Christmas Tree Decoration

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