fingerprint snowman decorations

Behold, our festive fingerprint snowman decorations! Or a reindeer, if you prefer.

Tis the season to attempt to make crafts.

I mean, it’s the season of goodwill, and presents and carols and that sort of thing – but in our household, there are two things that pretty much only happen in December – baking, and crafting.

These fun fingerprint Christmas bauble decorations are a fun craft to do with even young children. They’re easy to make and if you use a Sharpie to add the year to each bauble, they can be a fun memento to add to your tree each year.

How to make Fingerprint Snowman Decorations

This month, I was gifted some crafting supplies and invited to come up with a festive craft. And here it is: fingerprint reindeer and snowman baubles.

These baubles can be decorated with fingerprints to create fun, festive designs that are perfect for making with little fingers.

To make these fingerprint snowman decorations, you will need: 

  • 1-2 plain Christmas tree baubles per child – ideally bigger rather than smaller.
  • White and Brown ready-mix paint
  • Blu Tack white glu
  • Permanent markers
  • Glitter

how to make fingerprint snowman decorations

The first thing to decide is whether you want to make a snowman or a reindeer – the reindeer are a little easier. It has to be said, neither of them are THAT hard!

To make a reindeer decoration, simply dip your thumb into the brown paint and transfer it onto the bauble. Repeat in a pattern around the bauble, leaving plenty of room between the thumbprints.

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You might want to let excess paint drip off before making your fingerprint decoration – if the paint’s too thick, it will drip and ruin the effect.

To make a snowman fingerprint decoration, do the same with white paint, and then use your little finger to add a smaller dab of white paint above your thumbprint – so the thumbprint is the body, and the little finger print is the head.

Let your baubles dry – we found they sit nicely in tea light holders, but an egg cup or scrunched up tissue would work as well.

Once the paint is dry, use marker pens to add hats, faces, antlers and noses to your decorations.

Next, dangle the base of your bauble into some Blu Tack white glue – this is perfect for decorations because it dries clear. Let the excess glue drip away. Put the sticky end of the bauble into the glitter and roll it around until the glitter sticks.

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Experiment adding glue to different spots to create different sparkly patterns that will show up against your Christmas tree lights.

And hey presto – home-made fingerprint snowman ornaments for the Christmas tree! Simple. 

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Let us know if you make our cute fingerprint snowman decorations or one of our fingerprint reindeer decorations!