Every year we try and make our own decoration to add to either our main Christmas tree or the smaller trees both children have in their bedrooms. We have made some fun keepsake Christmas decorations from air drying clay so thought we would add clay fingerprint Christmas tree decorations for kids to our collection.
Supplies to make clay fingerprint Christmas tree decorations
Air drying clay
Christmas tree cookie cutter
Bakers twine to hang
How to make Clay fingerprint Christmas tree decorations
We bought a large block of air drying clay so cut off a chunk large enough to make 6 Christmas decorations. We rolled the clay between our hands to soften it before rolling it out on a sheet of baking paper. We used Christmas tree cookie cutters to cut out 6 Christmas tree shapes from the clay.
The children gently pressed their index finger into the clay, to look like baubles or fairy lights hanging on the tree. My daughter also stamped initials into hers using cookie cutters.
We left them on the baking sheet to dry overnight, making sure to turn them so both sides dried fully.
Then we were able to paint our Christmas tree decorations. The children chose their favourite colours and filled in the fingerprint baubles.
They opted for lots of lovely festive colours.
When the paint had dried we added on a black line for the cord of the fairy lights as well as the year so we can keep these handmade decorations.
They make a really fun kid-made decoration, and a wonderful keepsake too.