Make these cards to pop in your friends or neighbours’ mailboxes or to send to Grandma and Grandpa!  They make a lovely keepsake with your child’s fingerprints.  There are options for both Thanksgiving (a harvest festival celebrated in early October here in Canada) and Halloween!

Materials

  • Printables: cards
  • Cardstock
  • Paint and/or stamp pads (Be sure to use non-toxic products with the skin contact)
  • Wipes
  • Thin marker
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Glue stick

We always find these items useful too:

SmockCraftTray

Directions

  • Print out the cards on a thicker paper such as cardstock.
  • Add your fingerprints (with stamp ink or paint on them) to make:

a) the kernels on the dried/ calico corn

b) leaves for the tree

c) apples on the tree

d) spiders for the web

e) the jack-o-lantern

f) ghosts for the haunted house

  • Allow your work to dry overnight.
  • Add any details with a thin marker (like stems for the apple, faces for the ghosts, legs for the spiders)
  • We have some fancy paper to print for the interior of your cards if you like (and the lines might be helpful for some children).  There are two options:  interlined for younger children and regular lines for those that are older!  Write a note to your friend and pop their card in their mailbox for a fantastic fall surprise!
  • Or add the card to a book or special treat!  We are sending this new book from Easy Crafts for Kids: Non-Toy Gifts to my niece who loves paper crafting!  Here are the details: https://nontoygifts.com/paper-crafts-book/

Paper Crafting Book from Non Toy GIfts

 

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Fall Fingerprint Cards: We provide you the templates to make cards with your child's fingerprints for Thanksgiving and Halloween! This is a personal way to say hello to Grandma and Grandpa, for friends and neighbours! This simple seasonal craft allows children to practise their writing skills in meaningful ways! #fallcraft #thanksgivingcraft #halloweencraft

Purpose

  • Providing meaningful real-life opportunities for writing.
  • Recognizing some of the symbols associated with various holidays!

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors or a paper cutter  with care and direct, adult supervision.
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