Every year I make some kind of ornament for my family that involves my girls. This year I made thumb print heart ornaments. One side of the heart is my 3 years old thumb print & the other is my 15 month olds thumb print. This is a great way to preserve how little their precious fingers are and I hope they will treasure these homemade holiday ornaments when they are all grown up.
What you will need
- Crayola air dry clay (I used white)
- Rolling pin
- Skewer or small straw
- A cookie cutter, glass or other container with an opening the same size that you’d like your ornament to be. You can also cut it free hand with a knife.
- Acrylic craft paint
- Paint brush
- Embroidery floss or similar to string the ornament
- Roll out your clay to about 1/4 inch thick
- Cut out shapes (I used a wet finger to smooth all the rough edges out but you don’t have to do this)
- Press thumb into the clay angled slightly then repeat angled the opposite way so that just the bottom of the thumb prints are touching forming a heart shape
- Use skewer or small straw to make a hole in the top
- Let dry completely (a couple days)
- Paint with desired colors, string & hang!
I also added my daughters names & the year to the back with a Sharpie marker. The hearts aren’t perfect but Grandma will sure think they are!