How to make thumbprint ornaments

Thanksgiving is behind us and it’s time to put our Christmas trees up. Let’s decorate our trees with lots of beautiful handmade ornaments. I love making things for people and these will be a big hit for the holidays. Let’s look at how to make those precious thumbprint ornaments.

How to make thumbprint ornaments

First off let’s gather up the ingredients needed to make these sweet ornaments. 
Makes 2-3 ornaments

Handmade thumbprint Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups salt
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup water
Glitter (your preferred color)
Cookie Cutter
1 drinking straw

Thumbprint Ornament Directions:

thumbprint ornaments

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together salt, flour, and water. On your counter top or on wax paper, sprinkle a little flour. Dump your dough mixture onto your floured surface and knead it, adding small amounts of flour, if needed, until it is no longer sticky and it becomes manageable.

thumbprint ornaments

Roll your dough out flat, about 1/4 inch thick. Using a circle (or any desired shape) cookie cutter, cut out your ornament shapes. Have your little ones leave thumb prints in the dough, angled to form a heart shape. If you mess up, don’t worry! Just cut out another or re-flatten your dough to make a new shape.


Once you have your thumbprint heart, use a straw to poke a hole for your string to go through later. Place your ornaments on your baking sheet and bake in the oven for 2 hours. Allow the ornaments to cool. Add a little glue to the heart imprint and make sure the whole heart is covered with a thin layer. Sprinkle with the glitter color of your choice, shaking off the excess. Allow the glue and glitter to dry, and for an added layer of protection you can coat the ornament with a clear, acrylic varnish.

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How to make thumbprint ornaments
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