the Dubien family

I sat the whole family down a couple weeks ago and made them stamp their thumbs on paper. James questioned the whole thing because he doesn’t usually take part in our crafts, but once he saw how cute they were he loved them. He enjoyed it so much we even let him be rudolph, the lucky guy! This was really fun and it really is adorable. This would make a great Christmas card or a gift for grandparents. I just love them for the memories. Here’s how we made them:

What you’ll need:

brown paint
brown marker
googly eyes
black and red craft foam


1. stamp everyone’s thumbs in brown paint and stamp on your paper. Allow to dry.
2. using your brown marker, draw antlers for the reindeer.
3. glue two googly eyes on each reindeer
4. cut small circles out of your craft foam for noses and glue on the reindeer.

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30 thoughts on “the Dubien family

  1. Paris

    You never cease to amaze me- this is by far the cutest of all thumbprint projects! I can’t wait to sit my guys down and make our reindeer family. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. No. 7

    Adorable!! I can’t wait to make one with my brood. Hey, found you through Kitten’s Mumsyhood Awards and finally had time to pop over and say hello. Can’t wait to explore your blog and get inspired.

  3. Justeen

    I am in the process of making these for our Christmas cards this year :) …. 2, 2 year olds thumb prints on 30 cards(WHEW!)…. that’s as far as we’ve gotten :) I’m letting the paint dry and will finish them hopefully tomorrow or wednesday! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  4. Laura

    Has anybody done these using a brown ink pad instead of brown paint? I’m planning crafts for a large group if children and trying to lessen the possible mess! TIA!

    1. Jill

      A brown ink pad will work wonderfully, as long as it’s washable. You don’t want to stain the kids fingers brown! I used paint because that’s all I had, but I think the ink pad might even be better!


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