Family traditions are big in our house and it seems we have a lot around the holidays. Since our daughter was young we’ve been crafting an ornament every year to hang on our tree. This year we made an adorable Olaf fingerprint ornament inspired by one of our favorite movies and books on tape, Frozen! It turned out so much better than I envisioned in my head.
One of the reasons we started this tradition is because I love meaningful decorations. We got married in December and all the guests brought an ornament to our wedding. Since our first Christmas we’ve loved hanging each one and talking about the special people in our lives while decorating for the holidays.
This past weekend we decorated our first artificial Christmas tree (ahh I can’t believe I caved to get an artificial, but we are so happy!). It was so special because the kids had SO much fun looking through all the ornaments and talking about each one. They loved reminiscing about past ornaments and asking what each one symbolized.
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We’ve also had a recent obsession with books on tape. We bought this one (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure) for the holiday season and it inspired our Olaf fingerprint ornament.
So let’s get to it! How can you make this adorable kid made Christmas ornament? First, gather your supplies.
Supplies f0r Olaf Fingerprint Ornament:
We bought our plastic ornaments from Michaels. I was so happy to find clear disc ornaments. We did both the ball and the disc because my daughter is obsessed with crafting. I felt like the clear disc was easier to use because it provided more of a flat surface. But do what works for you!
Directions f0r Olaf Fingerprint Ornament:
First, fill your ball or disc with crinkle paper. This is a great fine motor skill and kids don’t even realize they are improving their motor skills while crafting.
Next, paint your little one’s finger with white paint and make the body. My son used his thumb for all three mounds of Olaf, but my daughter insisted on using different fingers to create her snowman. Again, it’s up to you.
My daughter also added some snow at the bottom and snowflakes throughout the ornament with a thin paint brush.
Then wait for your paint to dry or use a hairdryer if your little one is impatient. Now it’s time to add the carrot nose, eyes, arms and mouth with your paint markers or sharpies.
Our daughter made this ornament all by herself, she is 5. She looked at the pictures of Olaf in our Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Read Along Book and she was able to copy it.
Our son, who is 3, even got into filling the ornaments and stamping his fingerprint, but I helped him a bit with Olaf’s limbs.
It’s as simple as that! Now you can enjoy Olaf on your Christmas tree for years to come. If you love the ornament, but don’t have clear plastic balls here is another way to make Olaf on a mason jar lid.
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This ornament is a part of the awesome Mama Miss “10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas” series with kid made ornaments inspired by our favorite children’s books! Be sure to check out all the creative ideas below:
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Also don’t leave without telling me about your favorite Christmas ornaments for kids to make in the comments.