Easy Fall Craft With Kids: Fingerprint Wreath

When Halloween is over, I can’t wait to get my decorations put away and just have some simple Fall decor before the glisten and glow of Christmas decorations take over my house.  I have a white frame that I keep on my shelf in my family room, and I like to rotate it out with a fun printable or holiday picture. I didn’t have anything for Fall, so I went in search for something and stumbled upon this cute fingerprint wreath printable that was for sale. But the problem is,  the budget is a little tight this time of year, and my brain is always working with the common phrase of ” I bet I can do that by myself.”  I enjoy the challenge, so I went ahead and tried my hand at it {no pun intended} and it’s a fun way to get the kids involved in a rainy {or snowy} afternoon craft project as well! I had almost everything I needed at my house already, all I had to purchase was a yellow stamp pad, so total this “craft” cost me just $3 out of pocket.  And I love that it documents those cute little kid fingerprints while serving it’s purpose! 😉  I went ahead and put a short tutorial together for you…enjoy!

Fingerprint Wreath

1. Gather your items.  You will need:

  • a piece of white or cream cardstock
  • a bowl ( make sure it is smaller than your frame so that the edges of your wreath don’t get cut off)
  • a gold, brown or grey marker for tracing your bowl to make the wreath
  • brown, orange, and yellow stamp pads ( stamp pads are on sale at Michael’s right now!)
  • the person you want to use for your fingerprints 😉


2. Trace the edges of your bowl while moving your bowl slightly up and down, side to side. Keep eye-ing your wreath to make sure it is symmetrical. You won’t be drawing complete circles, but half circles around different sides of the bowl to make it look like a wooden wreath.


3.  After I made the wreath, I penciled in the words “give thanks” which I would trace over at the very end.


4. Now get your little fingers and put them to work! We did one color at a time, alternating colors on the wreath to make the fall leaves. Boston loved being included in the project since usually my crafts don’t involve the kiddos 😉


5. Trace over your penciled letters with either a gold or black marker ( I did both) and find a place to display your new Thanksgiving decor!


I love the simplicity of it, and I love that we made it together! Hope you enjoy!



{If you are interested in purchasing the pre-made wreath, you can find it in the etsy shop Married in May Designs.}

Ali Holt
Ali lives in the Carmel Mountain area of San Deigo, with her husband Josh, and three little boys Boston (7), Nixon (4) and Ryker, (2). She is currently a stay at home mama but graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is one of four girls. She met her husband in college and they have been happily married for almost 10 years. Together they moved to North Carolina for his medical school training and fell in love with the East Coast. Their medical journey then relocated them to North Liberty, Iowa where they loved and enjoyed the beautiful Midwest for five years. One last year of training has now brought them to sunny San Diego! They have enjoyed their coast to coast adventure that has brought so many friends and memories into their lives. Ali devotes the majority of her time to her kids but has been known to escape the crazy for a day of retail therapy. She loves being a boy mom, they are her greatest achievement in life! She loves photography, traveling, and a good fountain Diet Coke. Her favorite thing is spending time with family, whether it's at the beach, or at the Costco food court. She is excited about her new adventures with the San Diego Mom's Blog!



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