Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift

I can’t tell you how much I look forward to Craft Lightning each month! I love joining with other bloggers on one theme, and seeing all the fabulous creations that come out of it. It also gives me a great excuse to unpack some of my crafting supplies and spend some time ‘creating’ – something I’ve missed during the whole moving process. So now I get to share with you this fun and beautiful Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift we made!

Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift / by Busy Mom's Helper for Craft Lightning

Remember, the rules with Craft Lightning is that it has to take 15 minutes or less (minus drying time) to create – because who has hours to spend on crafts during the holidays?! I loved that these were super fast – just do a little, let it dry, a bit more, let it dry, etc. I think actual ‘doing’ time was maybe 5 minutes for each thing – perhaps 10 for the younger kids that really wanted to ‘focus’ 🙂

Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift / by Busy Mom's Helper for Craft Lightning

Supplies

  • Plaque, board, canvas – whatever surface you want these on
  • Blue paint for background
  • White paint for snowmen/snow
  • Black paint for hat/eyes/buttons
  • Brown paint for stick arms
  • Orange paint for carrot nose
  • Paint in color of choice for scarf
  • Paintbrushes
  • Toothpicks
  • Ribbon or twine for hanging

Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift / by Busy Mom's Helper for Craft Lightning

Directions

  1. Paint the surface blue – allow to dry.
  2. Put some white paint on your kids’ fingers (not thumbs, as they’re much shorter – unless you want to). Press straight down firmly, press, then lift straight up.  Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift / by Busy Mom's Helper for Craft Lightning
  3. Finish the ‘snowy hill’ underneath the fingers – allow to dry.
  4. Use a toothpick to carefully create black eyes and buttons, brown for stick arms, and orange for a cute carrot nose. Carefully use either a small brush or a toothpick to add a black top hat – allow to dry.  Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift / by Busy Mom's Helper for Craft Lightning
  5. Add a colorful scarf to your snowmen!  Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift / by Busy Mom's Helper for Craft Lightning
  6. Add a ribbon loop (or twine) for hanging, then display it proudly – or send it as a gift!

Snowman Fingerprint Craft and Gift / by Busy Mom's Helper for Craft Lightning

So cute, right?! Now head on over to check out the other AMAZING holiday-themed projects for this month’s Craft Lightning!

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