Fingerprint Art Glass Magnets Craft for Kids (VIDEO)

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Fingerprint magnets are an easy craft and gift idea that kids can make.

Fingerprint art magnets are a fun handmade gift that kids can make for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or a Birthday!

Invite children to use their fingertips and thumbs to make these quick and easy fingerprint art magnets at home or in the classroom.

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Fingerprint Art Glass Magnet Supplies

DIY glass magnets with fingerprint art are an easy craft and homemade gift idea that kids can make!

Gather the following simple supplies to make thumbprint and fingerprint art glass magnets, or, turn your fingerprint art into fingerprint art necklaces!

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3 Easy Fingerprint and Thumbprint Art Ideas for Glass Magnets

Invite your children to use their fingertips and thumbs to make these quick and easy fingerprint art magnets. DIY glass magnets with fingerprint art are an easy homemade gift idea that kids can make!

First, invite children to create fingerprint art and thumbprint art using any of the ideas below.

Next, have the kids turn their fingerprint art into magnets using the step by step fingerprint magnet tutorial in the next section.

For even more handmade fun, invite your children to make fingerprint art necklaces and keychains too!

1. Fingerprint Art and Thumbprint Art Books for Kids

There are so many fun ways to create art with fingertips and thumbs to make magnets, necklaces, and keychains, too! Have your kids find inspiration to create their own fingerprint art, or, get one of the fingerprint art books listed below.

My daughter and I have had a wonderful time together making fingerprint and thumbprint art using finger ink pads and a black permanent marker with a fine tip.

We tried a few of the fingerprint art books listed, and, particularly enjoyed Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint Drawing Book. It contains two of his most popular fingerprint art and thumbprint art books combined into one complete fingerprint art book for kids!

My daughter also loved the Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies book.


2. Thumbprint Heart Glass Magnets

Have children use their thumbprints to make hearts. Next, turn them into thumbprint heart glass magnets.

Another fun idea is to make these easy thumbprint heart necklaces or thumbprint heart keychains!

Click on the links for the step by step tutorials.

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2. Fingerprint Flower Glass Magnets

Invite the kids to make fingerprint flowers with their fingertips to make homemade fingerprint flower marble magnets.

Another fun handmade gift idea you can make with fingerprint flower are fingerprint flower necklaces or keychains.

Click on the links for the directions to make either fingerprint craft idea.

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Fingerprint Art DIY Glass Magnets Video Tutorial

Step by step written directions for DIY glass magnets can be found below the video tutorial.





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Fingerprint Magnets Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1 – Invite Children to Make Fingerprint Art and Thumbprint Art

Invite the kids to use their fingertips and thumbs to make fingerprint art and thumbprint art that can be used to make a magnet, necklace, or keychain!

Use fingerprint ink pads and any of the easy fingerprint art ideas listed above and then make them into fingerprint magnets with the simple step by step directions below.

Allow the fingerprint art to dry before turning it into a fingerprint art magnet.

Step 2 – Glue the Fingerprint art and Thumbprint Art to the Glass Gem

  • Place a drop of Mod Podge on the back (flat side) of the glass gem and place it on the fingerprint art as shown in the video above.
  • Allow the glue to dry overnight.

Step 3 – Cut Away the Remaining Paper Around the Glass Gem

  • Use a pair of craft scissors to trim and cut away paper around the glass gem with the fingerprint art. It doesn’t need to be perfect.
  • If any paper lifts away from the glass gem, glue it down in the next step.

Step 4 – Glue the Magnet to the Glass Gem with the Fingerprint Art or Thumbprint Art

  • Use a foam brush to paint clear drying glue on top of the paper on the back of the glass gem. Go over the edges of the paper to make sure it is completely glued down.
  • Place a 1-inch ceramic magnet into the glue and allow fingerprint art glass magnets to dry overnight.

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Thumbprint Art Glass Magnets Gift Idea Kids Can Make

Fingerprint art magnets and necklaces make an easy homemade gift idea that kids can make for mom, dad, or grandparents.

For more handmade fun, check out this amazing collection of fingerprint art ideas for kids, and homemade gift ideas kids can make.

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