These little fingerprint Christmas Trees make such wonderful decorations – and they are very special too!
We made ours from salt dough, as we wanted them to last for one Christmas – salt dough absorbs moisture, so if you want salt dough to last you need to paint and seal it well!
You can of course also use this air dry clay – great to work with and lasts for ever!
Messy Little Monster also made these trees – and they added the light string onto the little colorful bulbs – and the date at the base! They look cute!
Are you ready?
Fingerprint Salt Dough Christmas Tree Materials:
Salt Dough – find our recipe here. If you would like to make these with air dry clay that is also a great option (especially if you live in in humid climates where salt dough can get a little soggy if not sealed well)
Christmas Tree Shaped cookie cutter
Paints (we used acrylics)
Sealant – (if you use salt dough and want it to last more than one Christmas). This also adds shine to any painted surface….
How to make Fingerprint Salt Dough Christmas Trees;
- Roll out your salt dough onto wax paper about 5mm/0.2 inch thick
- Using a Christmas Tree cookie cutter cut out your trees
- On the top of every tree add a small hole for the ribbon – this can be done with a straw
- With little fingers, carefully push Christmas Lights onto your tree
- Leave to dry or bake in the oven.
- Salt dough can be baked in the oven on 100°C/212°F for about 3 hours.
- When the trees are completely dry you can paint them!
- When the paint is dry if you are using a sealant you can spray that on now.
- Add ribbon and you are done!
These little trees look wonderful on the Christmas Tree and are very special indeed!
Footprints in the tree also make wonderful – special – hanging ornaments!
Happy Christmas Everyone!