Thumbprints

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

Capturing your child’s thumbprint, whether in paint, clay or marker, is both a great way to keep a precious moment in their life as well as a great crafting technique. Thumbprints in crafts have long been a fun way to play with mediums for kids (and adults for that matter, the kids can’t have all the fun!) and there are so many possibilities for ways to use them these days.

(Fancy Frugal Life: Click Image for Source)

These thumbprint turkeys are just adorable and such a cute addition to the holiday table. My daughter has been making them for our family and I know I’ll be tucking them away in a few weeks in the keep forever file because I do so love them. I’m sure you will to and what a fun rainy day activity for the whole family!

(Fancy Frugal Life: Click Image for Source)

Here’s another take on the same craft, but instead of plates, use mugs! Just imagine drinking your morning coffee from these cute thankful mugs, what a great way to start your day! I bet the grandparents would love a pair as well (hint hint! The holidays are coming!)

(Alisa Burke: Click Image for Source)

These jellyfish are built around kids finger and thumbprints and wow, are they beautiful. I’m amazed by their elegance, and by the way they combine something simple, like a fingerprint, with the beauty of a great watercolor painting. I love them! I want them! Really, I want one.

And while we’re talking about wanting, I want a gift with a tag like that. I mean, how cute is this little owl? Adorable! And so simple. I mean, you could thumbprint up a couple of dozen tags so you have them standing by through the year! Love love love!

Have you done any thumbprint related crafts lately? Check out the how-to’s on these and others by popping over to your craft trends pinboards!

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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