Fingerprint Santa Keepsake Ornament

12 Dec

We made these with our cousins. Everyone draws their own face and puts a fingerprint for Santa’s head. They make nice keepsake ornaments because each face is as individual as a thumbprint! 


1. Glass Shapes. We ordered ours here. They are very inexpensive, but you do have to clean the glass when it comes in!

2. Ornament Hooks

3. Black Sharpie

4. Acrylic Paint

5. Bead


1. Draw eyes, nose and mouth in the center of the glass with Sharpie.

2. Paint on beard and white part of hat.  Allow to dry.

3. Add red part of hat and red shirt. Allow to dry.

4. Put a dab of flesh colored paint in a paper plate.

5. Put thumb in paint, making sure it is covered.

6. Press thumb over face.

7. Attach hook. Thread on bead.

Tip: This ornament shows through the back of the glass. It is important that you do these steps in the right order, or it won’t look right. Face first, then white paint, then red paint, drying in between! Thumbprint goes on very last!

Tip Junkie handmade projects


6 Responses to “Fingerprint Santa Keepsake Ornament”

  1. The Virtuous Wife December 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Awww, that’s adorable! I see a lot of thumbprint ornaments and this one is so different! Not the generic clay or salt dough. Super cute!

    • kamikinard December 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

      Thanks everyone! We thought this was a good family craft. Marissa, we’re on our way out, but will try to link up soon.

  2. Lisa December 13, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Great job, TEAM CRAFTERS!!! You rock!! This is very sweet and will be treasured by families for years to come! If I could get my boys to do it, I would!!

  3. marissa December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    he’s so cute I’d love you to add it to my What We Wore and Made link party over at

  4. heatherlynne December 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    This is adorable!! It would be a great craft to involve kids with. I’d love for you to link up at our Christmas Sharing Time here, if you’re interested!

  5. Lindsi B December 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Oh wow….what a great idea! So easy too! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

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