My eighteen year old daughter Eleanor made these thumbprint Christmas cards for a Christmas craft.
They are adorable, and only took her about half an hour to make from start to finish. Here is how she did it.
- Card stock
- Stamp pads in a large variety of colors
- Black and Silver Sharpies
String of Lights Card
This card is my favorite! To make it Eleanor took card stock and as many different colored stamp pads as she could find. She made finger prints in a line down and across the card, using a different color for each thumbprint.
Then she took a silver sharpie and swirly circles at the base of each thumb print and a wire in between the lights.
This card does take a little more time than the other ones because of the constant washing ink off your thumbs to change colors, but it is worth the effort!
For this design each reindeer is made out of two thumbprints, one for the body and one for the head. The trick is to place them close enough so that the two head are touching. Then Eleanor used a black sharpie to draw in faces, antlers and legs. This would be the perfect design for a card for a special someone!
Of course you have to make a Santa thumb print! This design starts with a red stamp pad.
The thumb is used to make Santa’s fat body, and then either the side of the thumb or a smaller finger is used for Santa’s hat.
The details she drew in with the black and silver sharpie.
After she finished the stamping she wrote simple Christmas messages in sharpie to finish the cards. There are many other designs you could come up with too! With black card stock an angel or a snowman should be easy to create. It would be a fun project for younger kids too, since they could do the the thumbprints and let an adult fill in the details for a collaborative Christmas craft.
Don’t forget to check out all the Christmas in July projects I will be posting over the next week!