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DIY fingerprint Elf craft for kids

DIY fingerprint Elf craft for kids

I’m getting really excited about our Elf coming to stay on the 1st December. I wanted to drop a few hints to my children about his imminent arrival so came up with an Elf on the Shelf craft for them. This is another of those easy after school crafts which is perfect for some downtime around the table.

We used:
paper
green and pink paint
black marker pen

DIY fingerprint Elf craft for kids

It’s been a while since we had fun with paint and our fingers so the children had a few attempts. They experimented with dipping their fingers in the paint but this was too splodgy so they eventually opted for brushing it on.

DIY fingerprint Elf craft for kids

With paint-y fingers and thumbs they started adding elf bodies to the sheet of paper. They used different fingers for different sized bodies.

DIY fingerprint Elf craft for kids

When they had finished the elf bodies we left the paint to dry for an hour before adding the elf heads with pink paint.

DIY fingerprint Elf craft for kids

We left this to make sure the paint was completely dry, then started adding in the details – hats, arms and legs, and of course faces.

DIY fingerprint Elf craft for kids

The children had some fun and we have ended up with two great pictures – a fingerprint Santa’s Workshop full of busy elves making Lego sets and a family portrait – elf style (which might just be our Christmas card this year!).

DIY fingerprint Elf craft for kids

 

4 Comments

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    Agata
    November 23, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Super cute idea for a festive craft project. Loving the final art work.

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    Sarah (Mum x3x)
    November 23, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Ohhh now these I love! So simple yet so effective and festive, they’d look lovely on a Christmas card! My kids would love making these, hehe. xx

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