I wanted to do something fun with my daughter this year for Christmas to have a keepsake for our Christmas tree. This craft project was fun, but moreso for me than a 2 year old. But older kids would love it! I had her attention to get most of the thumb prints in and that was it,I just ended up giving her a paintbrush and paper to do her own thing. Regardless, this makes a super cute DIY Kids Christmas Craft you can give away some or keep them on your own tree.
This craft is SUPER cheap. I literally paid $5-6 for the supplies. You can get all of the stuff you need at the Dollar Store. Just make sure you get non-toxic paint if you’re doing it with toddlers/kids.
Homemade bulbs would make a great Christmas/Holiday gift for teachers, neighbors, etc.
What you’ll need to make this kids Christmas craft-
- Different types of paintbrushes
- Non- Toxic Paints- If it’s adults doing this project, you can use acrylic, which would have worked better. But since it was with a toddler, I got the non-toxic water color paints.
- Plain Christmas Bulbs- again, these are dollar store quality. Glass bulbs would work best, but for kids the plastic ones work the best. My daughter spent a good few minutes banging the bulbs on the table first.
- First dip a thumb in the brown paint, and smudge it onto the ball. We did one on each side. Let dry for a few minutes.
- Do a dollop of red for the nose, and black for the eyes.
- Then paint on the antlers on with a fine paintbrush.
- Add a pretty shiny ribbon or a string if the package comes with them.
- Mark your initials and date on the bottom with a sharpie.
See? So easy.