Mother’s Day Thumbprint Ornament

A Mother's Day ornament that has your prints all over it! Give her a thumbprint ornament and she'll treasure the DIY Mother's Day gift forever.

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  • Crayola Air Dry Clay
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Wax Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Straw
  • Twine

CIY Staff Tips:

  • We used a heart-shaped cookie cutter, but your ornament can be any shape you’d like!
  • Use Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers or Crayola Glitter Glue to add personal messages or embellishments to your ornament.
  • For more DIY Mother’s Day cards, gifts, and decorations, see all of our Mother’s Day craft ideas.


Step 1

On piece of wax paper, roll out medium-size air dry clay ball so its 1/2" thick.

Step 2

Press cookie cutter into clay to create ornament.

Step 3

Use straw to make a hole close to top of ornament.

Step 4

Firmly press thumb into middle of ornament twice to create heart shape. Dry overnight.

Step 5

Cover ornament and heart with paint. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 6

Feed twine through hole, tie ends into a knot, and give to mom!

  • Occasion:

    • Special Occasions,

    • Spring,

    • Mother's Day

  • Age:

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+

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