Are you in a Christmassy mood yet? For some reason, I’m starting to feel it really early this year. I usually refuse to do Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving. But I know that a lot of you like to get ready early, so I’d like to share my latest fingerprint resist greeting cards with you: fingerprint Christmas tree cards!
I’ve previously shown you fingerprint Easter egg cards and fingerprint cards for Mother’s Day using two different techniques, and for the Christmas version, I’m offering free printable templates for both techniques.
Fingerprint Christmas Tree Cards Craft Tutorial
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- Printable Christmas Tree Templates
- cardstock or heavyweight construction paper
- acrylic paint
- sticky tape
There are three different templates in the pdf file.
How to use templates 1-2:
You can print the first and second templates directly on your card and follow the outlines with fingerprints. The first one fits the entire page. The second template features two cards.
They’re intentionally gray instead of black to make it easy to cover them with paint so they aren’t visible when you’re done with your card.
How to use template 3:
The third template features four Christmas tree outlines in different sizes that you can cut out and put on your card with sticky tape before following the outer edges with fingerprints.
Once the paint has dried, you can choose to keep the template on the card or remove it. It looks great either way.
If you choose to remove the templates, you end up with some cute Christmas trees with colorful edges that you can use for other things. My toddler decided to stick them to our glass front door for a festive mid-October decoration 🙂
My 5-year-old used this template a bit differently and decided to make more of a fingerpainted Christmas tree.
Are you looking for other ideas to make Christmas cards using little hands and feet? Check out these handprint Christmas cards and these thumbprint Christmas cards. Far and away my favorite handprint ornament that we’ve made is this snowmen Christmas ornament. You can easily use the same technique on a card!