I don’t know about you, but I love crafts involving my child’s fingerprints, handprints and footprints. This fingerprint Christmas trees craft fulfills that mom need to have their child’s prints documented. This is a simple craft that I think you’ll love doing with your kids. If you are looking for more Christmas tree craft ideas, I think you might enjoy my Christmas tree cards and popsicle stick Christmas trees. I hope you have a lot of fun doing this fun craft with your kids this season.
Materials Needed to Make Fingerprint Christmas Trees
- Stamp Pad
- Paper (I used white stock paper)
- Colored Pencils
- White Glue
Directions to Make Fingerprint Christmas Trees
- Using a ruler, draw out a tall triangle lightly in pencil. My base is 4.25″ and the height was 7″. It was centered on the page. I would have made you a printable, but you want it drawn really light so that fingerprints cover the edges well. It would not have printed out light enough.
- Kids will begin doing their fingerprints. We learned the hard way that this can become smeared if working form the bottom to the top. Therefore, turn the paper upside-down so that the triangle looks upside-down. If you do this, you won’t have such a hard time with smearing, and the fingerprints will layer nicely. Just start at the top of page once it is turned upside-down.
- Keep working, one row at a time until the entire triangle is full. Overlapping fingerprints a bit is great.
- Using colored pencils, draw in a trunk and star.
- Add dots of white glue with sequins on top. Let dry.
Your Christmas tree can be displayed throughout the season, made into a card for a gift and saved as a keepsake to be able to see your child’s fingerprints for years to come.