Make Your Own Fingerprint Charms: a charming art activity for kids
Kids like to make their own gifts for people and don’t we all enjoy the thought of a homemade gift?
Fingerprint Charms make Awesome Homemade Gifts!
These Fingerprint charms can be made into necklaces, charm bracelets, ornaments or key chains. Our kids had so much fun making these for other people and they learned a lot about gift giving while they practiced their fine motor skills. It is an absolutely charming activity.
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Target Skills for Our Fingerprint Charms Art Activity:
- Perspective Taking
- Gift giving
- Fine Motor
Materials for Our Fingerprint Charms Art Activity:
- Self-hardening Dough- we used the Polyform Sculpey Original Polymer Clay, 1.75-Pound, White but you can make your own salt dough: 2 cups of gluten-free flour, 1 cup kosher salt, 1 cup water (hold some back and pour a little at a time until right consistency)
- Rolling Tool
- Stamps (optional)
- Water Color or Pastel Paints
Instructions for Our Fingerprint Charms Art Activity:
Roll the dough into small balls
Flatten the balls into circles with the rolling tool; we used a fat pen.
Use your finger to make an imprint of the heart in the dough.
Use the stamps or a sharp tool to imprint your name or special message.
Poke a hole in the charm.
Allow to dry in a warm oven.
Color with the paints.
Put a ribbon or key chain ring through the hole.
While you are doing this Fingerprint Charms Art Activity talk about how it feels to get presents, how it feels to give presents. Talk about what the person who is getting the gift likes and why you like or love that person.
This Fingerprint Charms Art Activity makes lasting memories and charms that become treasured keepsakes. What other uses can you think of? An identification tag for a dog collar perhaps. Put in on a ring and attach to a child’s jacket zipper or backpack to make it easier to zip. What is your favorite idea on how to use them?
MORE CRAFT ACTIVITIES THAT MAKE GREAT GIFTS: