Thumbprint Heart Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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Thumbprint Heart Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Every year I make some kind of Homemade Christmas ornament for my family that involves my girls. This year I made thumb print heart Christmas 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
  • Thumbs  😉


  1. Roll out your clay to about 1/4 inch thick
  2. Cut out shapes (I used a wet finger to smooth all the rough edges out but you don’t have to do this)
  3. 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
  4. Use skewer or small straw to make a hole in the top
  5. Let dry completely (a couple days)
  6. 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!

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