Do you have little ones that love to create? If so, they (and you!) will absolutely adore this cute DIY project. You’ll pull out this reindeer fingerprint ornament year after year—this is a DIY I truly treasure!
The best part? You don’t even need any artistic skills to do this craft. It’s perfect for beginners or those who are short on time because it only takes about 5 minutes from start to finish. Your kids will enjoy every minute of the process too. Grab some supplies and let’s get crafting!
DIY Reindeer Fingerprint Ornament
This fingerprint Christmas ornament is perfect to make with those little ones. Use two thumbprints to make a reindeer that you will be able to remember fondly year after year.
I love filling my tree with special ornaments that bring a smile to my face when I pull them out during the holidays. I decided to do a few with my grandson this year and this one was on the top of my list.
Plus, this project also makes for an inexpensive gift idea that is oh-so meaningful! Give these as gifts with handmade cards for even more impact.
Supplies needed to make your own fingerprint Christmas ornament:
- White ornament
- Brown craft paint
- Elmer’s Paint Pens (in black and red)
- Elmer’s Craft Glue
- Red Pom Pom
Step by Step Directions
- Start by dipping your child’s little thumbs into brown craft paint.
- Gently press their thumbs onto the ornament, rolling them side to side while pressing firmly. Smaller children will definitely need help with this portion.
- Allow this to dry completely before continuing. You can use a hairdryer on a low setting to speed the process up a bit.
- Use the Elmer’s black paint pen with a fine tip to draw on antlers, legs, a tail and eyes. Just free hand it yourself or let older kids draw it on themselves. One of the benefits of the Elmer’s paint pens it is paint but it is just like using a marker. I love them for kid’s crafts!
- Use Elmer’s craft glue to add on the pom pom. Then, allow it to dry completely.
- Turn your ornament and use a red paint pen with a fine tip to add the name and year. Don’t skip this step! Then allow the ornament to dry completely.
- Lastly, hang your new ornament on your tree!
I love how this fingerprint Christmas ornament turned out! It is the perfect addition to any tree.
FAQs About These Fingerprint Ornaments
What ages is this craft good for?
You can make these with kids that are big or small. Get them into the Christmas spirit by adding these fun ornaments to your tree this holiday season. They will love making a fingerprint Christmas ornament of their very own!
These ornaments provide a great learning opportunity for kids of all ages with parental supervision. Older kids should be able to create these all by themselves with limited guidance.
On the other hand, young children will need more assistance with this DIY. Make sure to use nontoxic paint with little ones, and keep wipes on hand to remove the paint quickly.
If you are trying to make reindeer fingerprint ornaments with an infant, you might even want to do so during the baby’s nap!
How should I store the reindeer fingerprint ornament?
Invest in some strong bubble wrap or a large, clean piece of cloth to wrap each ornament inside of. This will allow the objects to be handled more securely and reduce the chances of breakage! Once wrapped, pack the fingerprint reindeer ornament away for the year.
I recommend storing them in a cool, dry place, as heat and moisture can both ruin these pieces! Make sure to put them into a box that’s clearly marked so you can find them again next year without too much trouble.
More Ornament Projects to Try
- 5 Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
- Rustic Angel Ornaments with Burlap
- Make Vinyl Christmas Ornaments with Cricut
- Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament Recipe
- DIY Picture Frame Ornaments
- white ornament
- brown craft paint
- paint pens red and black
- craft glue
- red pom pom
- Dip your child's thumb into the brown paint, then add thumbprints to the ornament. Allow to dry fully.
- Use the black paint pen to dry antlers, legs, and a tail for the reindeer. Add eyes too.
- Once the paint pen is dried, dab some glue onto the red pom pom and use it to create a nose.
- Lastly, use the red paint pen to write your child's name and the year. Let dry then hang and admire!