Today I am sharing this special kid-made fingerprint lights photo frame as part of the Kid-made Gifts Series! PS: Also check out the latest Christmas Tree Handprint Keepsake gift idea, Snowman Fingerprint Photo Frame and Fingerprint Wreath Ornament !
Making keepsake gifts are so special and are treasured for a long time by grandparents or other family or friends. Make this pretty fingerprint lights photo frame with the kids this Christmas!
For this photo frame we used:
- Salt Dough- 1 cup of flour plus 1 cup of salt mixed with half a cup of water
- An old plastic photo frame
- Gold spray paint
- Red and green paint
- Alphabet Cookie stamps
The dough was rolled out to about 1cm thick. Then, I used an old plastic frame to press the photo frame shape. You don’t need to use a frame, you can simply use a ruler or use free hand and cut the shape with a knife.
I added the date with the cookie stamps. Next, the kids pressed their fingers all around the frame and two little holes were made for the ribbon.
The frame dried in the oven(80’C for 3 hours) and I allowed for more overnight drying. The next day I spray painted it with the gold spray paint. You do not, however, have to use spray paint or paint it at all.
The fingerprint indents were painted as lights and a marker finished it off.
I added a ribbon and voila, a pretty photo frame(I still have to go print a recent photo of my two kids together), made with kids’ fingerprints making this a keepsake gift I bet any grandparent would love! Make it a bit smaller and it could also be used as a Christmas tree ornament!
A lovely keepsake gift, perfect for Christmas! We have quite a collection of keepsake ideas, you can can see them all HERE!
See this Fingerprint Heart Garland Frame, perfect for V-Day or Mother’s Day!
See all these lovely gifts too that was shared during the series: