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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fingerprint Christmas Lights

Meet the Dubiens is one of my favorite blogs.  I loved this post where she created fingerprint lights and decided it was just perfect for our Christmas cards.  J could be fully involved and love every minute of it (he did... of course I don't often bring out the finger paints so he was just thrilled).
And the best yet is they were free!  Or at least we already had all the materials necessary: cardstock blank cards, black sharpie, finger paints.

I drew the wire and small black squares to signifiy each light.  The J took over the fun part.  I was a little worried that he would decide to mix all the paint together which would mean we'd have a bunch of brown Christmas lights (not very festive!).  So I just gave him one color at a time and let him paint a few cards with that color before moving on.  That was just way too tedious and unnecessary.  He ended up doing just fine when I gave him all the colors at once. 

And here's our final product (ugh. can't get the photo to turn!)

I later added "Light has come into the world" (John 3:19) to the front of the cards, printed a picture to go inside and sent them on their way. We loved them!
Don't forget to check out the original at Meet the Dubiens.

Becca also blogs at Fun and Engaging Activities for Toddlers.


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