How to Make Fingerprint Gingerbread Man Ornaments
Do you have a favorite theme for your holiday decorating? I definitely do! I LOVE gingerbread men – my kitchen, most of my living room and one whole tree are dedicated to my gingerbread man collection. This year I decided it would be fun to make a decoration with the kids that I could add to the gingerbread tree. The kids created their own fingerprint gingerbread man ornaments and had a blast while making them!
- Clear glass or plastic ornament (round)
- Brown Decorative Shred
- Brown acrylic paint
- White, red and green dimensional paint (ours says fabric paint on the bottle but it worked perfectly!)
- Red and green ribbon
- Help your child take the top of the ornament off
- Stuff the ornament with the brown paper shred
- Put the top of the ornament back on
- Have your child dip their thumb into the brown paint to create the head and torso (my daughter chose to use the side of thumb)
- Next have your child dip their index finger into the brown paint to create the arms and legs
- My daughter chose to make her ornament a gingerbread woman so she added a tutu skirt
- Allow the brown paint to dry fully
- Using the red, white and green dimensional paint have your child add a face and decorate the gingerbread man
- Allow paint to dry fully (this takes a bit longer then the brown paint as it is applied much more thickly)
- Attach a red or green ribbon to the ornament top and make a bow
- Attach another red or green ribbon to the ornament top and create a hanger
- Optional: personalize the ornaments by adding your child’s name and the year on the back
Both of my children love the ornaments they made. I will proudly hang them on my gingerbread tree this year. This ornament is part of my Kid Made Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop – stay tuned all week for over 20 additional ornaments to be shared.
If you are looking for some additional Christmas Ornament ideas take a look at this great book from Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art! Click the image below to find more information or purchase your own copy.