Personalized Reindeer Thumbprint Christmas Plate Craft

Thumbprint art crafts make a heartwarming gift for loved ones any time of year. You can make a small gift like the reindeer thumbprint ornaments we made in Kindergarten last year, or a larger gift like the plate below.

Personalized Reindeer Thumbprint Christmas Plate Craft

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Personalized Reindeer Thumbprint Christmas Plate Craft

For our Personalized Reindeer Thumbprint Christmas Plate Craft, each child made their own reindeer (even little Grace helped on this project), our twins made the thumbprint leaves on the tree, and Mitch made the heart on top of the tree. I finished each plate by adding a few details to the reindeer and adding each child’s name below the reindeer they made.

This plate was an inexpensive handmade personalized craft to create, and will make a cherished gift for those we love this Christmas.

Supplies:

Dollar Store Dinner Plate
Martha Stewart Patterning Tape
Martha Stewart Glass Paint Gloss (Key Lime)
Martha Stewart Glass Paint Gloss (Chestnut Brown)
Martha Stewart Glass Paint Gloss (Frost Habanero)
Martha Stewart White Nylon Bristle Brush
Fine Point Sharpie Pens (Multi-Color Pack)
Rubbing Alcohol
Newspaper (to protect work surface)
Cute Little Children and their Thumbs
Super Gloss Mod Podge
Mod Podge 4″ Taklon Brush

(Note: A variety of glass paints can be used. I happened to have Martha Stewart Glass Paint at home, and listed the colors for those who would like them.)

Instructions:

  1. Wipe Dollar Store Dinner Plate with rubbing alcohol to clean.
  2. Use Martha Stewart Patterning Tape to outline your background design.
  3. Paint background images first, one color at a time.
  4. Remove Martha Stewart Patterning Tape while paint is still wet.
  5. Let dry as directed.
  6. Repeat if necessary for additional layers.
  7. Gather Cute Little Children and their Thumbs.
  8. Add thumbprints using Martha Stewart Glass Paint Gloss (Key Lime), Martha Stewart Glass Paint Gloss (Chestnut Brown), and Martha Stewart Glass Paint Gloss (Frost Habanero) to create your design one color at a time.
  9. Let dry as directed.
  10. Repeat for each additional color.
  11. Add details with the Fine Point Sharpie Pens (Multi-Color Pack).
    (Note: If used right away, rubbing alcohol will remove Sharpie mistakes. But be careful, it may also remove paint too.)
  12. Add children’s names below their personal thumbprints.
  13. Don’t forget to sign the back of the plate with a Christmas greeting, family name and date.
  14. Using the 4″ Taklon Brush, add Super Gloss Mod Podge as directed to seal.
  15. Let dry as directed.
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