This snowman fingerprint ornament is a sweet and simple gift kids can make themselves. Parents, grandparents, and other relatives are sure to love this preschool keepsake.
Make sure you’ve added it to your list of preschool Christmas ornaments.
How to Make a Snowman Fingerprint Ornament with Preschoolers
Helping my students make their parents Christmas gifts is always fun. I love helping them create meaningful, sentimental presents.
I’ve done some variation of these snowman fingerprint ornaments many times over the years. They are cute, use the kiddos’ fingerprints, and they get the children involved in making something special for their families.
This ornament is one of my favorite Christmas activities for preschoolers. Let’s get started!
Materials to make a snowman fingerprint ornament
Fingerprint Snowman Ornament Directions
Paint child’s pointer, middle, and ring fingers with white acrylic paint.
Carefully place child’s fingers on the ornament and press down.
(Optional) paint a bit of “snow” underneath the fingerprints.
When paint is dry, have child use markers to decorate her snowmen (hats, gloves, buttons, etc.).
Write child’s name and the year on back of the ornament (I used a silver permanent marker).
(Optional) using a funnel, add pretend snow to the inside of the ornament.
I have to admit, it took a few tries to come up with this version of the snowman fingerprint ornament.
My assistant and I didn’t like how the snowmen looked with four of the kids’ fingers. We also didn’t want to just make one snowman on the ornaments.
After a few tries, we were pretty happy with how these ornaments turned out! More importantly, so were the kids.
It was fun watching my students give life to their snowmen.
Some of them were so meticulous about adding all of the details, while others preferred to go the abstract route.
Either way, I feel like their personalities showed in their ornaments!
Based on the parents’ feedback, these ornaments will be treasured for years to come.
My son and I ended up making a few of these snowman fingerprint ornaments too. One will stay here at our house, while others will be given as gifts. He was just as excited as my preschoolers to make these ornaments.
Have you ever used your child’s fingerprints or hand prints to make Christmas presents? I’d love to hear what you’ve done!
Preschool Snowman Lesson Plans
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for classroom teachers and home preschool families so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
- Measure the Snowman Activity
- Roll a Snowman Game
- A to Z Build a Snowman Activity (focusing on uppercase, lowercase, and beginning sounds)
- Snowman Pattern Cards
- Roll and Cover Snowman Math Game Boards (numbers 1 to 12)
- 1-20 Snowman Counting Mats
- My Snowman Emergent Reader
- 0-35 Snowman Counting and Calendar Number Cards
Get your snowman themed lesson plans: