I love having mementos of how tiny my kids’ hands are – and ornaments are a fun and easy way to keep a record of those teensy finger prints. I make a new hand print ornaments every year, and the girls love to see how big their hands have gotten from year to year. Today I’m going to share one of my favorites: the thumbprint reindeer ornament!
You’ll need the following supplies:
Clear glass ornament. You can use plastic, but it won’t show up as clearly.
Washable paint: brown, black and red.
Small tip paint brush
Snow to fill up the inside of the ornament.
Step One: Spread a thin layer of brown paint on your child’s thumb. Carefully press the thumb to the ornament and ROLL it from one side to another. Lift off carefully. let dry. If you smudge it by accident, wipe the print off and start over. Baby wipes are great for this.
Step Two: Using the small tipped brush, draw antlers and dot eyes with black paint. Let dry.
Step Three: (Optional) Using a small tipped brush, make a dot red nose. Let dry.
Step Four: Fill the ornament with snow (or other filler: glitter, shredded paper, etc)
Step back and check out how cute your ornament looks!
Make sure to put your child’s name and the year on the back of the ornament! Sharpie pens are great for that – I used metallic silver here, but I’ve also used plain black. Another fun ornament to hang on your tree this year!