How to Make a Thumbprint Reindeer Ornament

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

Need a simple, inexpensive gift for the grandparents and other family members this year? Try your hands at this Thumbprint Reindeer Ornament and see how easy it is to create a personalized gift your loved ones will treasure for years to come.

Not only does it get the kids involved in the holiday spirit, it’s super easy to make! And you don’t have to stop at reindeer. Why not grab some white paint and make some snowmen! Or a whole snowman family.

We had the kids from my children’s preschool use their thumbprints on the ornaments we made. We then took them home to dry, personalized them and created the reindeer, and then gifted the ornaments back to each child to have a keepsake for their tree.

Make a Thumbprint Reindeer Ornament

What you’ll need:

  • 12 glass ornaments
  • 2 bottles of multi-surface craft paint (I used green and red)
  • 1 bottle of brown craft paint
  • 1 small brush
  • red, white and brown/blue/green (for eyes) puffy paint
  • optional – a mini red pom pom for the nose instead of puffy paint
  • gold or silver pen for personalizing

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

For complete directions on how to make these adorable Thumbprint Reindeer Ornaments, please visit my post over at

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

What personalized gifts do you love to give?

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  1. Cute! It’s simple enough for a little one – I like the snowman idea, too!

  2. I want to do this craft with my kids this year. Pinned for later.

  3. Those are adorable, pinned it too!

  4. This is such a cute idea, I need to do this with my boys.

  5. Absolutely love this time of the year and love seeing the homemade ornaments. Pinning this to my ornaments board on pinterest =)

  6. This is such a cute craft to do with kids & I lovethat it can be treasured as a keepsake for years to come!

  7. These are awesome! So so cute!

  8. This is so adorable! I’ve been trying to think of ways to for me to get my toddler interested in a craft for Xmas and I think since she loves the ornament balls this would be perfect! Thanks for the idea!

  9. Nadia Abedoy says

    I did this with some of my pre k kids, but we did it on construction paper hehe, they still loved it though!


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