With a few simple art supplies, your students or children can create beautiful, custom-made holiday cards using their fingers to stamp or print a design. For the finishing touches, use markers, a pencil eraser dipped in paint, and ribbon or yarn.
See this free printable Festive Fingerprint Art Cards for a materials list, step-by-step directions, and sample projects.
- Students can glue their artwork to colored construction paper to create a card for a family member or for a teacher gift.
- Punch a hole in the corner of the print and tie with a ribbon to use as a gift tag.
- Frame the artwork as a gift.
- Create larger designs on white or brown butcher paper and use as wrapping paper for holiday gifts.
These ideas are from Evan-Moor’s Art for All Seasons, which has over 100 creative art projects for every season. The 28 projects for winter include a Santa bag, a reindeer card holder, a little drummer boy, a Hanukkah pop-up card, a kinara for Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year dragon, and a chain of hearts for Valentine’s Day.
Theresa Wooler has more than 10 years’ experience in K–6 classrooms as a parent volunteer and homeschool educator, has taught high school English, and is currently involved in education through Evan-Moor’s marketing communications team.