fingerprint snowman ornament tutorial
{from mom endeavors}

by @according2kelly on November 16, 2013

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.


so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. rev up your mixers, & visit a southern fairytale for lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss.

today, our featured blogger is the lovely sara of mom endeavors.

fingerprint snowman ornament tutorial

Hi all! I’m Sara from Mom Endeavors and I’m thrilled to be joining you here for the 4th annual BAKE CRAFT SEW holiday series! I’ve got a cute and easy craft to share you today that can get the whole family involved…and even become a family keepsake ornament!

Family Fingerprints Snowman OrnamentsIsn’t that little snowman family cute? With three little boys in the house, I’m a big sucker for any handprint crafts. In fact, we started a tradition when our oldest was born of doing handprint ornaments. Then, after one of my favorites broke, I decided we needed to make these little keepsakes on something less fragile. So, we did this cute snowman family ornament on foam board. Here’s what we did…


  • Red Foam Board (or other color of your choice)
  • X-ACTO Craft Knife
  • Painters Markers
  • Glue Spots (Pop-Up) or hot glue
  • White paint
  • sparkle texture
  • family’s fingers
  • snowflakes or other embellishments
  • ornament hanger or ribbon


– Use your X-ACTO knife to cut a rectangle shape out of the red foam board. Make the rectangle just big enough to fit your family’s fingers.– Paint each family member’s index finger with white paint & stick on the board. We went in size order. Big Brother was SO excited to make our ornament!
– Once the fingerprints dry, use the Painters Markers to decorate your snowmen as you like. Then, use a white Painters Marker to dot the entire background with “snow”. – Once that dries, use the glue spots (one of my FAVORITE crafting supplies ever) or hot glue to attach your embellishments (I used the snowflakes). Then, use white paint or sparkle texture paint to make a snow bank for your snowmen family to sit in.
– To hang it, poke a pin through the top and lace an ornament hanger or ribbon through. Then, voila, a whole little family of snowmen!

Now with another little guy in the house, we need to make a new updated snowman family ornament. This same idea would make great gifts for the grandparents with all the grandkids as snowmen! 😉 For more fun Christmas ideas (like candy cane reindeer ornaments a Christmas mini desserts bar, or snowflake pretzels), be sure to stop by Mom Endeavors! You can also join me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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What a great idea, my kids would love making these.


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