I love Christmas crafting especially with my daughter. We sat together, making these kids fingerprint christmas tree cards and had absolutely so much fun. Do you want to involve your kids in with the merry making this season? Rerad for the full tutorial 🙂 And also do not forget to browse through other popular Christmas craft and decor ideas 🙂
Every year I have great plans for Christmas and something or the other comes up and we have an absolutely normal Christmas every single year. This year too I had so much plans but I have 3 shutdowns at my office before Christmas and I have my course exams at the end of the month 🙁 Its like the universe is conspiring against me and my Christmas crafting 😛 But here is a little merry making episode we had last week – we as in me and Grace 🙂 As somebody said, colors and paints are the best friends of kids – not sure if chocolates could be as well but still 😛 I might have bought more colors in form of paint boxes, cakes, crayons, pencil colors and what not for grace than chocolates! I love the fact that she loves coloring and in fact I sometimes get amazed by her creativity. The other day she had to paint a flower pot in her school book and she colored it with all colors line after line and she told me its her rainbow pot. She is a brilliant kid and I let her be when it comes to coloring.
Materials required for Kids Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card Activity
- Cardstock – you can get normal chart paper and cut out. (my card size is 5 n half” x 4 “)
- Black cardstock – for the christmas tree
- Poster/acrylic colors (anything in liquid form) – shades of green and red
- Double sided foam tape
- Glitter pen/sketch pens
- Washi tape/Bakers twine/satin ribbon
How to make Kids Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card Activity
Start of by telling your kids how to proceed with the activity and I would recommend that you cut out the black cardstock into smaller square pieces so that the kids can work on them one after the other and let the first ones dry while they move to the second ones. That way you wont have to make them wait till it dry and get them all impatient!
First choose the darker shade of green and let the kids randomly put their fingerprints in dots form ( with index finger would be best) in random way. No problems if they overlap or drag , they are still going to be pretty!
Once the first layer is dry ( I used my heat gun to dry because I dint want Grace to lose interest while waiting, you can use hair dryer as well) , let them put the second layer with the lighter green shade, in same fashion as they did before. The lighter one over the darker on gives the tree a dimension and a little pop, and lot of interest.
Once thats dry, take an ear bud and put dots on them after dipping it inside red paint. The idea of using an earbud is to have dots of smaller size than the leaves but you can also use sequins or pears or any embellishment instead of the plain dots.
Once all of the paint is dry, comes your part of assembling the card. Cut out the “kids fingerprint”-ed paper into long triangles and stick double sided foam tape so that the tree had a dimension when you stick it onto the cardbase. For the cardbase, I used a gold striped foil washi tape to define the border , you can use any thin washi tape or even bakers twine or thin satin ribbon instead of the washi tape. All you need to do is mount your “kids fingerprint” christmas tree on your cardstock, placing it at the center of the washi border and leaving a bit of space towards the base for your sentiment.
If you have any christmas stamps, you can stamp the sentiment else you can write it down just like I have done. We really did have so much fun doing this kids fingerprint christmas card together and the idea actually came after last week Grace had to make thumbprint insects for her school and we though why not a Christmas craft with fingerprints!. From my four years of crafting experience, if there is anything I have learnt, it is that I have much fun when I am doing something with my daughter than when I am midnight crafting all by myself! Do you enjoy my kids craft posts? Do let me know if you do – will share more of our crafting snippets here on the blog. In the mean time, you can come join us on instagram too 🙂