*This post was sponsored by Dollar Tree. All opinions are my own.*
The holidays are the perfect time to get your crafty side geared up! During the school year, I tend to get in a hum-drum slump and forget how much my kids really enjoy doing crafts as a family.
As our family dives back into crafting, I can’t help but think about Christmas cards. Sending a note just to let someone know you are thinking about them is a great way to get our kid’s thinking outside the ”gimme” box of the holidays. Too many kids are concerned about their Christmas wish list, instead of discovering ways they can be a blessing to others.
Creating a thoughtful Christmas card is not an expensive task. Even if our holiday budget is skimpier than normal, we can still scrounge up some cash to purchase the materials for some cute and crafty Christmas cards.
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This month they are offering a fun idea for a Christmas Craft — fingerprint lights! I thought this was a super-cute idea and so simple even I could do it! I added a little spin on it to make it my own invention.
As you can probably guess, I decided to take the idea of fingerprint lights and transform them into a Christmas card.
My kiddo’s grandpa is coming to visit us this year! It has been a little over two years since my munchkins have seen their grandparents. We are trying to make this holiday extra special — complete with home-made Christmas crafts!
The Fingerprint Lights Christmas card project requires little materials and you can change it to fit your Christmas crafting needs. Here’s the materials you will need for my version:
Construction paper or cardstock
Black permanent marker
Fold cardstock or construction paper into the shape you desire for your card. We folded it in various ways, so each child’s card was unique. After folding, decide the shape and pattern you want your lights to go in. Do you want them cascading around the sides or do you want them centered in the middle of the card?
Once you have decided, slowly draw several spirals for the wire and add small nubs where the fingerprints will go. Next, dip your child’s finger into the finger-paint and press above each small nub to create a Christmas light. Repeat for all lights. Then, let paint dry.
Once the paint is thoroughly dry, you can then write a holiday or special message to your recipient. Lastly, choose a special person and give them your card — attached with a hug!
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