Here are two of my favorite Christmas cards for students to create for their parents. They both use students’ fingerprints making them treasured keepsakes for the parents.
Candy Cane Christmas Card & Poem
candy cane poem printable
red and white paint
small red bows (optional)
Copy the candy cane poem onto construction paper.
Have students use their thumbprints to create a candy cane alongside the poem. I had students put red paint on one thumb and white on the other and alternate. For very young students, you can draw a faint candy cane with a pencil or help guide them.
Write students’ names and the year.
Optional: Small red bows can be glued onto the candy cane for added decoration.
Christmas Lights Fingerprint Card
I have done several different versions of the card over the years. They all have the word “love” as the light string and then the following phrases have been used:
- You make my world merry and bright!
- You are the light of my life!
- You are the light of my world!
- You are the bright light in my life!
- May your Christmas be merry and bright!
You can create your own card templates or you can download mine here.
Students press their fingerprints on the “love” string to create Christmas lights of different colors.
After the paint has dried, students can write or sign the inside of the card.