Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Craft meets play with these adorable Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets! Arty Crafty Kids can choose from Rudolph, Vixen, Dancer and Dasher to colour in and enjoy with endless possibilities…

Bring these lovable to life through the art of story telling.  Set up a small puppet theatre and work with your children to create a story with a beginning, middle and end. What adventures will they have?

And venture into a members area, where you can also download Mr and Mrs Claus!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets: Materials 

Colouring Pens/Pencils or even Paint!
Scissors
White Card Stock

Download Rudolph, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer from the Arty Crafty Kids Club

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Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 1: Download and print the reindeer templates onto white card stock!

Download Rudolph, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer from the Arty Crafty Kids Club

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 2: Add a splash of colour!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 3: Grab a pair of scissors and begin cutting around the puppets. 

While the reindeer bodies are reasonably easy to navigate around,  little hands may need assistance around the antlers!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 5: Cut out a pair of finger holes.

The holes are fairly generous in the size to allow ‘best fit’ for your child’s fingers. Try to leave any excess white space at the bottom of the hole.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 6: It’s time to play!

With all four designs, kids can add personality and character to their reindeer.

To get your Arty Crafty Kids started, ask them…

  • What are their character traits?
  • What does Rudolph sound like?
  • Can Dancer really dance?

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DIY Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

With the aide of a handy printable template, Arty Crafty Kids can easily recreate this gorgeous Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card project. Painted with fingerprints alone, their art will double up as a treasured keepsake for years to come and  will be loved by parents and family.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card: Materials

 

White Cardstock
Paint (ideally acrylic)
Black Marker Pen
Tissue Paper (optional)
Ribbon (optional)
PVA Glue

Download the Christmas Tree Template! 

The Christmas Tree Fingerprint Card be accessed the Arty Crafty Kids club – Join to access our complete library of art and craft templates!

We’re currently in full Christmas mode and have a very exciting collection of Christmas themed finger-puppets and movable paper puppets coming within the next few weeks!

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Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 1: Step 1: Download and print the Christmas Tree template onto white cardstock!

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printablesStep 2: Apply paint to your Arty Crafty Kids fingertip(s) with a brush and print along each line of the tree.

To create a layered effect with the prints, start from the bottom and work up.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 3: Continue working along the tree.

Avoid applying a fresh coat of paint for every print and use the same application until the prints fade. This will add texture and body to the completed piece, with some prints clearer and bolder than others.

Fill the Christmas Tree with and finish with a single fingerprint at the top.

Step 4: Using a variety of bold colours, tip a clean fingertip directly into the paint and again print, this time in a random formation across the tree. 

These bright colours will become a chain of pretty baubles (or lights depending on your Arty Crafty Kids perspective!).

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 5: While the paint dries, paint the the Christmas Tree pot!

To add additional texture, fill the brim of the pot with balls of tissue paper. The motion of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is a great exercise for developing fine motor skills.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 6: Once the paint has thoroughly dried connect the baubles with a squiggly trail of black pen. 

I would recommend starting from the top of the tree and working down.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 7: Older children may enjoy challenging themselves to connecting the baubles in diagonal lines.

Continue with the squiggly lines until all the baubles are joined.

They do not have to be connected by the same squiggly line, they also can be separated.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 9: Complete the Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art with a pretty bow!

And then simply fold the card in half to transform it into a Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card.

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Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

With the aide of a handy printable template, Arty Crafty Kids can easily recreate this gorgeous Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art project. Painted with fingerprints alone, their art will double up as a treasured keepsake for years to come and  will be loved by parents and family.

Frame the A4 version and present as a gift this Christmas or download our Christmas Card version to send out to special family and friends.

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art: Materials

 

White Cardstock
Paint (ideally acrylic)
Black Marker Pen
Tissue Paper (optional)
Ribbon (optional)
PVA Glue

Download the Christmas Tree Template! 

A freebie template is available upon sign-up to our regular newsletter – this can be found towards the end of this post. Alternatively, join the Arty Crafty Kids club to access our complete library of art and craft templates!

We’re currently in full Christmas mode and have a very exciting collection of Christmas themed finger-puppets and movable paper puppets coming within the next few weeks!

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Members can also download a Christmas Card version of this craft, which is exclusive to the Arty Crafty Club!

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art: Tutorial 
Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 1: Download and print the Christmas Tree template onto white cardstock!

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 2: Apply paint to your Arty Crafty Kids fingertip(s) with a brush and print along each line of the tree.

To create a layered effect with the prints, start from the bottom and work up.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 3: Continue working along the tree.

Avoid applying a fresh coat of paint for every print and use the same application until the prints fade. This will add texture and body to the completed piece, with some prints clearer and bolder than others.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 4: Fill the Christmas Tree with and finish with a single fingerprint at the top.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 5: Using a variety of bold colours, tip a clean fingertip directly into the paint and again print, this time in a random formation across the tree. 

These bright colours will become a chain of pretty baubles (or lights depending on your Arty Crafty Kids perspective!).

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 6: While the paint dries, paint the the Christmas Tree pot!

To add additional texture, fill the brim of the pot with balls of tissue paper. The motion of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is a great exercise for developing fine motor skills.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 7: Once the paint has thoroughly dried connect the baubles with a squiggly trail of black pen. 

I would recommend starting from the top of the tree and working down.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 8: Older children may enjoy challenging themselves to connecting the baubles in diagonal lines.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art - A sweet keepsake for Christmas. Kids can apply their fingerprints to the Christmas Tree Printable to form a beautiful tree with a personal touch #christmas #christmascraft #kidscrafts #kidsart #printables #templates #paper #papercrafts

Step 9: Continue with the squiggly lines until all the baubles are joined.

They do not have to be connected by the same squiggly line, they also can be separated.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 10: Complete the Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art with a pretty bow!

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Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

A Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer craft with a difference. It bounces and jingle jangles, encouraging playful movement and interaction!

The focus of this craft is playful creativity.

Arty Crafty Kids need to use their problem solving skills to assemble the circular shapes into a reindeer, considering measurement and space during the creative process.

Fine motor skills are given a thorough workout! The large shapes are easy to navigate and handle, and accordion folding aides co-ordination and dexterity.

And did I mention, this Rudolph the Big Nosed Reindeer is also incredibly cute!

Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft: Materials

Brown, Beige and Red Paper
Red & Blue Cardstock
Scissors / Paper Cutter
Red Ribbon
Jingle Bells
Glue Stick
Pencil
White Paint (optional)
Circular item for printing i.e. bubble wrap or lego (optional)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Template!

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Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 1: Download and print the Rudolph template.

Arty Crafty Kids can either colour in/paint the template or cut the elements and trace the shapes onto coloured paper.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 2: If your Arty Crafty Kids choose to trace the shapes, cut out the elements and trace the shapes onto paper & cardstock:

  • Brown – 2 Large ovals and the outer ear
  • Beige – 2 Antlers and inner ear oval
  • Red (cardstock)  – The large circle

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 3: Ask your Arty Crafty Kids to arrange the shapes as shown above – do they notice the difference between the two brown ovals (one is slightly larger than the other)

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Step 4: Assemble the ear pieces and the glue them beyond the large brown oval.

Glue the shape in a vertical position onto blue cardstock.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 5: Add the second oval, this time positioning it horizontally.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 6: Position the antlers between the ears and glue the ends.

And glue the eyes just above the horizontal oval.

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Step 7: Let’s make a big bouncy red nose!

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of red paper – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 8: Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Take another two strips of paper and repeat the process to create a second paper accordion.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 9: Glue one end of the accordion the centre of the horizontal oval.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 10: Glue the big red circle to the other end.

This nose can now be stretched and bounced, as well as adding a 3D element to Rudolph.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Step 11. Thread two jingle bells to a piece of ribbon and tie with a bow to the antler.

Repeat with the second antler.

Rudolph will now bounce and jingle with movement.

Arty Crafty Kids | Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft - Explore and play with round shapes to create a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer #kidscrafts #rudolph #christmascrafts #christmas

Optional Extra – To extend this activity further, Arty Crafty Kids can experiment with printing techniques to create a snowy backdrop!

Using white paint and a circular item ( such as rubble wrap, pen lid or even finger tips), simply dip the object into the paint and print in a random (or patterned) formation.

Once dry, Arty Crafty Kids can proceed the previous steps of this ‘Jingle Bells Rudolph Reindeer Craft’ tutorial.

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Melting Snowman Paper Craft

Craft meets play with this adorable Melting Snowman Paper Craft!

This snowman will stretch, wobble and melt into a big white blob, bringing joy and fun to the creativite process.

With a useful free template, it couldn’t be easier to recreate the craft at home or within the classroom, and fits in beautifully with winter and Christmas craft themes.

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Melting Snowman Paper Craft: Materials 

Cardstock (white and blue)
Blue Paper
Pipe Cleaners (Brown and Orange)
Eco Glitter (optional)
Glue Stick
Scissors

Melting Snowman Template

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Melting Snowman Paper Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Step 1: Download and print the Wobbly Melted Snowman template onto white cardstock!

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Step 2: Cut out the snowman elements from the template.

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out four even strips of blue paper – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Step 3: Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowmanStep 4: Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Take another two strips of paper and repeat the process to create a second paper accordion.

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Step 5: Let’s assemble the snowman!

Starting with the blue base, cut a sheet of A4 blue card in half and then glue the largest element of the snowman onto the base.

Take the first accordion fold and glue this to the centre of the white snow blob.

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Step 6: Glue the second medium sized white blob to the top of the accordion fold.

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Step 7: Again, glue the final peice of the snoman to the top of the accordian fold.

The whole snowman should stretch, bounce and wobble on the accordion paper.

Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Step 8: Complete the snowman by adding buttons to the melted white blobs of snow.

Cut a brown pipe cleaner in half and fold to create two stick arms. Attach the arms to different levels of the snowman.

Use a smaller piece of orange pipe cleaner and fold to create a big carrot nose!

Optional – Add some blue or silver glitter to the edges of the melted blobs.

Allow the elements of the snowman to dry before having a play!


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Arty Crafty Kids - Melting Snowman Paper Craft, with a handy printable template included. A fun and easy snowman craft that really melts! Make its head wobble and body shrink into the paper #kidscrafts #christmas #christmascrafts #winter #snowman

Snowman Peg Ornament

If you’re looking for a simple Christmas decoration for kids to make themselves, then this Snowman Peg Ornament is the one for you.

With just a few basic steps to follow, kids can craft till their heart’s content; using their creativity to add personality and colour to their snowmen.

A simple adaption will make it easy for these dolls to be hung up on the Christmas Tree, adding that special charm that only comes with kid-made crafting.

Arty Crafty Kids | Snowman Peg Ornament - an easy snowman christmas ornament for kids to make #christmascrafts #christmas #snowman #kidscrafts

Snowman Peg Ornament: Materials

Wooden Pegs
Acrylic White, Black and Orange Paint
Ribbon
x1 Thick Paintbrush
x2 Fine Paintbrush
Highball Glass

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Snowman Peg Ornament: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Snowman Peg Ornament - an easy snowman christmas ornament for kids to make #christmascrafts #christmas #snowman #kidscrafts

Step 1: Position the wooden pegs on to a glass as shown within the image.

Paint the peg white.

Depending on the consistency of your white acrylic paint, you may need to add two or three layers of paint.

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Step 2:  Using the end of your paintbrush OR a very fine brush, add a sequence of three well spaced black dots for buttons.

Add a further two black dots for eyes and then an upside down dot arch for a mouth.

Complete the face with a cute orange nose.

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Step 3: Once the snowman has thoroughly dried, tie a piece of ribbon around its neck and a trim to size.

Tie a piece of twine, string or even wire around the back of the ribbon scarf to then hang upon the Christmas Tree.

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The Snowman Peg Ornament is now complete!

These little cuties are so quick and easy to make, your Arty Crafty Kids will never stop at one.

Our rainbow loving girl insisted that we created one for each colour of the rainbow!

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Christmas Ornament Art for Kids

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

This simple and effective Christmas Ornament Art for Kids is perfect for the festive season. With a choice of four templates to download and print, kids can play with colour to create the illusion of ornaments glistening on the Christmas Tree.

This is a fun and interesting way for Arty Crafty Kids to play and explore negative space.

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Christmas Ornament Art for Kids: Materials 

Black Cardstock
Paint
Sponges
Ribbon
PVA Glue
Scissors

Download a selection of Ornament Templates :

We’re offering the Star Ornament template as a freebie and this can be found towards the end of the post when you sign-up to our newsletter. You can also sign-up to our online membership area to gain instant access to our full catalogue of art & craft templates!

Christmas Ornament Art for Kids: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 1: Download one of our Christmas Ornament templates and print.

Download our freebie via the newsletter form found towards the end of this post or gain instant by joining the Arty Crafty Club members area!

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 2: Cut out the ornament silhouettes and position on to the black cardstock.

The templates have been designed to encourage Arty Crafty Kids to practice their cutting skills. The smooth lines and simple shapes are perfect for little hands to navigate around and allow for little mishaps that may occur.

Allow enough space between the silhouettes for the ribbon to descend from the top of the page to join each shape.

 

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 3: Apply white paint (ideally acrylic) to the sponge and begin gently dabbing the paint around the silhouette outline.

With each silhouette, start with white. This not only creates a bold and striking contrast against the black, but it also acts as a good base layer for other colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 4: Add a second colour.

As per the previous step, follow the outline of the silhouette and extend further into the black space.

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts Step 5: Continue to add additional colours.

Your Arty Crafty Kids may begin to notice that some colours will change as they layer and blend. This is a great opportunity to talk about colour mixing, inviting the kids to describe the changes they observe.

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 6: Once your Arty Crafty Kids are happy with their painting, gently peel the shapes away to reveal the silhouette.

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 7: As you can see, we’ve used the negative space as an extension to our shape.

The yellow creates an illusion of a twinkling star and this effect can be achieved with each of our templates.

The baubles are surrounded by pinks and blues to suggest a reflection of colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 8: Once the paint has dried, add a vertical line of PVA  glue from the bauble to the top of the page.

Add a strand of ribbon.

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 9: Create a small bow out of ribbon and attach this to the join between the bauble and ribbon strand.

Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

This is Christmas Ornament Art for Kids uses a fun and abstract technique, that’s perfect for colour play.

With the ease of ready-mixed paint, it’s tempting to offer the full spectrum of ready-made colours, however, this denies kids the opportunity to experiment, play and ultimately learn through the process of trial and error.

For this reason, our Arty Crafty Boxes and many of our projects focus on primary colours, with the addition of white and black.

This is to encourage Arty Crafty Kids to explore and develop their colour mixing skills.

And it’s always fun to challenge them to make as many colours as possible, as well as asking simple questions throughout the process:

  • How much yellow and red do you need to make orange?
  • How many shades of blue can you make?
  • What happens when you mix all the colours together?

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Arty Crafty Kids - Christmas Ornament Art for Kids. A fun and easy Christmas activity for kids, that plays with negative space to create gorgeous Christmas Ornament Silhouettes. #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Circle Print Turkey Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Circle Print Turkey Craft! 

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This post explores the circle print technique and your Arty Crafty Kids are free to use their own creativity to make the turkey their own!

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Circle Print Turkey Craft: Materials 

White Cardstock
Circular printing objects – TP Rolls, paper straws, lego bricks etc
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Circle Print Turkey Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on white cardstock and gather the materials.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint/colour both templates with your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium.

This could be regular washable paint, watercolours or colouring pencils/pens.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: As you can see from the image above, our circular objects are old plastic tubes we picked up at our local scrap store. If you cannot get hold of tubes, pen lids or bottle tops could also work.

Once your Arty Crafty Kids have their circular items, simply dip the object into the paint and press it firmly down onto one of the painted turkey feathers.

With every fresh application of paint, we printed on to a piece of scrap paper before printing on the turkey. This helped to disperse any formed bubbles and remove excess paint.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 4: Fill the feathers with overlapping circles of different colours. They could be Autumn shades of orange, red and brown or multi-contrasting colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included! Step 5: Continue printing until the feathers are complete.

Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 5: Cut out the remaining Turkey elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the printed feathers.

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter and get art & craft, club membership and Arty Crafty Box updates!

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy using the circle print technique to create their turkeys.

This Circle Print Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Button Turkey or /and Tissue Paper Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

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Arty Crafty Kids - Circle Print Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Button Turkey Craft

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Button Turkey Craft! 

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This post is all about working your Arty Crafty Kids fine motor skills, by adding decorative buttons to their Turkey’s feathers.

This craft also encourages children to play with colour (matching buttons to coloured feathers), shape and space, where they will need to use their problem-solving skills to correctly fit buttons within the feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Button Turkey Craft: Materials

White Cardstock
Decorative Buttons
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Button Turkey Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.

Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint/colour both templates with your Arty Crafty Kids favourite medium.

This could be regular washable paint, watercolours or colouring pencils/pens – it’s entirely up to your Arty Crafty Kids!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: Cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 4: Begin sticking the decorative buttons to the feathers.

This is a fun exercise for matching colours and playing with shape and space.

Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem-solving skills to work out how the buttons will fit within each feather – using a variety of different types of buttons will help to make the craft more engaging!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 5: Continue working those fine motor skills to fill the remaining feather space until each is full with pretty buttons!

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter and get art & craft, club membership and Arty Crafty Box updates!

This template and many others are also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Sign Up Here

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with buttons to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!

This Button Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Circle Print or /and Tissue Paper Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

Arty Crafty Kids - Button Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

 

 

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

Today I have the pleasure of publishing one of three brand new Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts – Tissue Paper Turkey Craft

Using our free turkey template, your Arty Crafty Kids can decorate their turkeys in a variety of fun and dynamic ways; exploring printing techniques to play with geometrics, adding tissue paper to work those fine motor skills or buttons for texture and body!

They could also combine all three methods to create one fabulous turkey!

This version of our Turkey series focusses entirely on fine motor skills. The process of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is a wonderful exercise for strengthening the muscles within the hand and developing hand-eye coordination.

To extend the project further, children can work on creating patterns and consider symmetry within the creative process.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft: Materials 

White Cardstock
Tissue Paper – Autumn Shades of Orange, Red, Yellow and Brown
PVA Glue / Glue Stick
Paint
Scissors

Turkey Template: 

Sign-up to our newsletter and we’ll send the templates over!

The form can be found towards the end of this post.

You can also gain instant access by joining the
Arty Crafty Kids Members Area, where you can benefit from unlimited downloads, access to exclusive art & craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides,
activity booklets and much more!

Tissue Paper Turkey Craft: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 1: Download the templates from the member’s area or via the sign-up form found towards the end of this post.

Print the templates on to white cardstock and gather the materials.

Remember to check your printer settings. Some printers require adjustments for different types of paper and card.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Paint the turkey body and facial elements (Turkey Template Part 2) and then cut out the turkey body elements and assemble to form a face.

Glue the completed body to the centre of the painted feathers.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 2: Tear, scrunch, roll and stick the tissue paper onto the surrounding turkey feathers.

Older children may prefer creating small, tight and compact balls of tissue paper and younger children will go for big, lose and spaced out- both are perfect!

Painting the feathers first may help younger children and they also can match the tissue paper to the correct feather colours.

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!

Step 3: Fill the turkey with tissue paper until the feathers are complete.

To extend the project further, introduce the concept of symmetry and encourage your Arty Crafty Kids to create patterns within the feathers using tissue paper.


To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter and get art & craft, club membership and Arty Crafty Box updates!

This template and many others are also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Sign Up Here

hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy playing with tissue paper to create beautiful feathers for their turkeys!

This Tissue Paper Turkey Craft is one of three new Thanksgiving Turkey crafts featured on Arty Crafty Kids.

Using the same Turkey Template, your Arty Crafty Kids can also make a Circle Print Turkey or /and Button Turkey!

Perhaps they can make an entirely new turkey using difficult mediums and painting techniques!

Pin for Later!

Arty Crafty Kids - Tissue Paper Turkey Craft for Kids - A fun and simple Thanksgiving craft for kids with a free template included!