All you need is a glass ball ornament and a little paint to make an adorable snowman family, and it’s very easy to add more members to represent your own family.
By: Dianne Weller [Dianne is the owner of OrnamentShop.com]
Make A Finger Paint Holiday Gift with Your Kids
A Finger Paint Snowman Ornament makes an ideal gift for every family on your holiday shopping list! Everyone loves building snowmen, no matter what holiday they celebrate this time of year. If you’re looking for a quick, last minute gift for your kids to give, this craft takes no time and very few supplies.
With the following directions, create a personalized finger paint snowman ornament that uses your own hand in a unique and clever way. It’s easy and your children will love making their snowman family members with each finger! All you need is a glass ball ornament and a little paint to make an adorable snowman family, and it’s very easy to add more members to represent your own family.
You can change up the look of your fingerprint snowman ornament by selecting different colored glass ball ornaments. Another way to get the whole family involved is to let each family member’s finger be his or her individual snowman. So much fun for everyone!
What You Need:
- Clear glass ball ornament [link to product]
- White pom poms or paper flaked snow
- Orange glitter
- White paint
- White glitter
- Colorful paint markers
What You Do:
Step 1: First, carefully remove the ornament cap and fill 1/3 of the clear glass ball with the white pom poms. Replace the ornament cap so they don’t fall out when you make each snowman.
Step 2: Next, coat your hand with white paint, leaving most of the palm of your hand without paint. If you are using a child’s hand, you may want to coat the palm for more “snow” coverage.
Step 3: Now, palm the ornament, allowing your fingers to make prints on the outside of the glass ball ornament. These will be the snowmen, so make sure if you need more than four, you’ll have to add additional fingerprints.
Step 4: In order to make it a family with pets ornament, cover the top of your thumb with paint and press it to the glass next to the snowman family.
Step 5: To finish off the snowmen, fill in any missing paint on your fingerprint snowman ornament with your fingers and let it dry.
Step 6: Once the paint is dry, add a little glue to the “snow” that the snowmen are sitting on and some dots in the “sky” as if it is snowing. Shake glitter over the glue to add a little winter dazzle. Let it dry.
Step 7: Now it’s time to make this a personalized family ornament! Using the orange glitter, make a carrot nose on each snowman. Then draw different hats, faces and buttons on the snowman with the paint markers. Add whiskers, ears, face and a tail to your pets.
Step 8: Finally, if you want to make this into a personalized family ornament, you will need this extra step. It’s easy to add names to the snowmen on your fingerprint snowman ornament with a permanent marker or thin paint marker.
Step 9: You’re almost there! Tie a ribbon to the top of the fingerprint snowman ornament and your snowman gift is ready to give.
That’s it! You have now made the perfect fingerprint snowman ornament for any number of family members. Make one for grandparents with all of their snowman grandchildren on it or give to a neighbor or friend’s family for a unique gift that makes a wonderful keepsake for years to come. Fun to make as a classroom project!
This post first appeared on OrnamentShop.com.