Sep 202016

Fingerprint Pumpkin Craft

I got invited to a Halloween party this year and want to bring a little gift for the hostess.  I hate showing up to a party empty handed, so I ended up making this really easy fingerprint pumpkin for her.  It only took a few minutes to make and I think it came out really cute. I had most of the supplies to make it on hand, but if you don’t already have them around your house, you can pick up everything you need for just a few dollars.

I am actually so happy with the way it came out that I am considering making a few more for the kids to give to their grandparents this year. Nana and Papa always love homemade gifts like this.

Here’s what you need:

  • Orange craft paint or stamp pad
  • White card stock or craft paper
  • Small picture frame (You can get them at Michael’s for $1)
  • Pair of Googly eyes
  • Craft glue
  • Black marker
  • Green craft foam or green marker
  • Scissors

Fingerprint Pumpkin1

Here’s what you do: 

1. Press your thumb into the craft paint or stamp pad. Press firmly for good coverage.
2. Press the thumb to the center of the card stock or craft paper. Press firmly. Allow to dry.

Fingerprint Pumpkin2

3. Once the stamp is dry you can add facial details. We created a dot mouth and nose.
4. Add a dab of glue to the googly eyes and press into place.
5. Cut a small piece of green foam to make a stem. Glue into place. Or, use a green marker to make this detail.
6. Cut the card stock to fit the frame. Insert and secure into place.

Fingerprint Pumpkin Final

What do you think?  I think my friend will really like it and for just a few bucks, I think it’s a great little gift idea for Halloween parties or just to give out to friends & family.

  93 Responses to “Fingerprint Pumpkin Craft”

  1. Very creative idea and thoughtful. Handmade gifts are some of the best gifts.

  2. These are absolutely creative ideas! And a great way to keep kids going too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is just the cutest pumpkin I’ve seen! I love how easy it is to make and I’m sure the hostess will be thrilled to receive this gift.

  4. Oh this is so cute! I need to make this with the kids for My mom for a little Halloween decor. Thanks!

  5. That is totally adorable. The thing I love about crafts like this is that they become instant keepsakes. Your kids’ fingers will never be that tiny again!

  6. What a cute idea!!! I am making a list of things to do next week… wait next week is OCTOBER?!?!?!

  7. This is such a cute craft for kids! My three would love to make this for a gift!

  8. This is such a cute craft for kids! My three would love to make this for a gift for a family member.

  9. This is a super cute idea! I think my daughter would have making these for family.

  10. What a great idea. We go to an annual Halloween party each year and this would be great to give when we arrive.

  11. This is so simple, yet so adorable. I bet this would be great for a preschool teacher to do with their class. What a fun keepsake!

  12. That is so cute and so easy to do. What a great gift for grandparents.

  13. This is too cute! My babies would love it!

  14. What a cute idea to add some fall decoration to you home and what better way to do that than with your kiddos

  15. Aw what an adorable idea fro Halloween. I swear you have the best DIY projects. I am so making one for fun.

  16. I love this idea! I think I would do a fingerprint and then a handprint also. I just love seeing those little hands in paint. It’s something I can treasure for forever

  17. That is such a cute craft idea. You could get black frames as well and decorate for a Halloween party.

  18. Kids will love doing this craft. It’s so easy and the googly eyes are the best.

  19. This is so cute and simple! My son loves to do crafts and so we will have to do this very soon!

  20. This is such a cute craft! I was just at Michael’s today picking up some goodies to make some fall and Halloween crafts.

  21. This is just too adorable! MY kids would have a blast putting their own twist on it!

  22. This is lovely. So thoughtful and creative. I love gifts that are made, they hold so much more value for me. What a treat for Halloween.

  23. My son loves pumpkins! He would love this craft, so easy and affordable!

  24. IT’s the sweetest little thing! It would make a great party favor for kiddos too.

  25. Beyond an adorable idea for Halloween! Love the ease of it – but also love how chic it looks once you frame it! So fabulous!

  26. What a cute fall craft! I bet grandma and grandpa will love getting this from the kids.

  27. This is such a cute design.
    It is perfect for the upcoming holiday.

  28. Love this! I am going to go find those frames and do this with my neighborhood kids. Great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  29. That’s such a cute idea!! Love the result

  30. That looks so cute! My kids would love to make something like this.

  31. This looks like a fun DIY project to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing your creativity 🙂

  32. It is such a cute DIY Halloween project! I will try t do it with my son, it will be part of my Halloween decoration this year.

  33. This is such a cute idea. I’m sure it was fun to make.

  34. This has to be one of the cutest pumpkin crafts and it’s perfect for toddlers! I think it’s a lot of fun and it would be nice to get the family involved in making this!

  35. I love crafts like this, it’s perfect for building memories with the kids. I think this is one of the easiest ideas as well, no hassle and nothing that’s complicated that the kids won’t understand! I really like it.

  36. Fingerprint crafts are lots of fun for kids. I like this one because it becomes a memento for your child’s Halloween celebration.

  37. It’s really adorable and I must admit I’m a sucker for googly eyes. It would make a great addition to a Halloween mantle display.

  38. Oh this is so cute!! I could see this being a great tradition to do every Halloween!!

  39. I bet this would be neat if you did a family of pumpkins for everyone in the family. That would be adorable.

  40. Such a cute craft! Love it! Can’t wait to share it with my SIL!

  41. You and me woman, I don’t like going to houses empty handed. I love your creativity and uniqueness.

  42. Such a cute little pumpkin. I would love to try this out with some little munchkins I know.

  43. Cute little pumpkin! This would be a really great craft for kids! I don’t have any kids but maybe someday!

  44. I love it! It is super easy to make and costs very little to make. And I think the kids would have fun making one, too!

  45. I love finger print art! What a fun activity for families. Thanks so much for your tutorial! So cute!

  46. This is so fun and adorable! Love this idea! I have to try this with my kids!

  47. I love this! It is so easy to make and so cute and such a great gift for the Halloween holiday.

  48. I love hand print and finger print crafts! We made invites with elephants and caterpillars. I love the little pumpkins and we’ll be doing these!

  49. I love the keepsake of fingerprint art! Really cute idea

  50. What a cute idea that will be so fun to look back on later! I love this.

  51. My parents would love this also. Being able to make personalized gifts is always something special to do with the kids.

  52. What a cute and easy craft for the little ones. When my kids were small, they loved doing finger arts.

  53. This is so cute! My son will surely love to make this. Aw, so adorable!

  54. What a cute craft. It sounds so easy to make, my son will surely love to make some. Perfect for fall and for Halloween.

  55. This is a wonderful decoration. I will let my youngest son and grandson do this.

  56. This is a very creative craft. perfect for our Halloween decor. I will share this with my son.

  57. Super cute idea! As a mommy of two young children this is perfect!

  58. That is a really unique idea and cute too. I will have to let the grand kids try this, this weekend. We love making crafts when they are here.

  59. I love this, I like the googled eyes! So cute, suits my son!

  60. This is really a great idea! I would try this on weekend

  61. You are very crafty and talented. I am sure the hostess will love it. I know I loved it.

  62. What a cute little idea! I might have to do this with my 2 girls! I’m sure they would enjoy doing this! Looks like a fun decoration to make!

  63. OMG that is just too cute. I could see these everywhere in my house, in all different colours too. Great job.

  64. Oh my heavens! This is way too cute. what a fun little craft. I know my little Justin would love doing something like this he’s been obsessed with pumpkins the last few days keeps asking if he can dress up as a pumpkin for halloween! so cute.

  65. Very cute! My toddler would love to do this with me. I can’t imagine that it would be too hard for him either.

  66. What a cute craft idea! A project like this would be a great way to combine seasonal fun with treasuring special memories of little fingers.

  67. Oh this is the cutest project ever! I’m so going to try this at home with the kids!

  68. My son would think this was so great! We have little feet paintings all over the house. So cute!

  69. This is the cutest! My little ones would LOVE THIS! finger print and painting crafts are my favorite! except the clean up… =)

  70. This is such a cute craft idea. I will have to make this with my friends kids when they come to visit this weekend.

  71. My kids are going to love making this. I will have to pick up some frames this week.

  72. I love easy craft ideas like this! Even better when they can be done year after year to look back at growth 🙂

  73. Awe! What a sweet craft! I love doing crafts with my children and their hands, feet or fingers and then comparing as they grow.

  74. this is so cute. i love the creativity.

  75. I like Halloween, it is nice to decorate our home and have some trick or treat. This is a lovely idea!

  76. These are adorable! We’ve been all about pumpkins in our homeschool crafts lately. This looks perfect enough to try and make with them!

  77. This is such a super cute simple craft! Perfect for my little ones, thank you!

  78. Omg what a cute craft!!!!! Perfect gift to give To grandparents!!!! Must do this with my daughter

  79. Aww that’s really cute! I love how you added the googly eyes haha

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  80. I love these! It’s always fun to use a finger print or handprint in crafts because its cool to see how kids grow and change.

  81. This is so fun! my girls would love this!!!

  82. What a great idea! I’m subbing kinders next week, and I just may have to bring this one along!

  83. oh my too cute!! This is a great idea for Halloween craft for my little Girl Guides.

  84. What a fun DIY idea. The frame would be perfect for a halloween costume pic too.

  85. A definite small yet adorable project for the little ones. I love Halloween! Thanks for sharing.

  86. This is ridiculously adorable!! It’s super easy and such a great DIY for kids to do this Halloween!

  87. What a cute idea! I’m going to have to do this with my little one. It is a great way to document how they’ve grown if you do it every year with them!

  88. OMG this is adorable! An easy craft but it turned out great and totally perfect for hanging up at Halloween.

  89. This is such a cute craft for kids! I love the color, so fun for Halloween

  90. That is just a cute crafting idea. Amazing

  91. I agree! It is so cute and definitely a perfect gift for Halloween. Thanks for sharing!

    Mhaan |

  92. this is so cute. my daughter would love to make this. will have to try it this weekend.

  93. this is the cutest little DIY ever! i just love fall/halloween so much — can’t wait to see kids trick or treat!