Monday, 29 December 2014

Fingerprint Heart Keyring

These fingerprint heart keyrings are a perfect way of capturing your child's tiny fingerprints.  They make lovely gifts or keepsakes whether its to keep for yourself or to give to a loved one for valentines day, a birthday or Christmas. 

How to make a simple fingerprint keyring keepsake.  The heart shape makes this a perfect Valentines craft. A great keepsake craft  for toddlers, preschoolers.





To make a fingerprint keyring you will need: (affiliate links)




How to make a heart fingerprint keyring


Simple DIY homemade fingerprint keyring


1. Roll the clay into a ball
2. Flatten the clay with a rolling pin until its about 0.5cm thick
3/4. Place your cutter onto the clay and cut out your shape
5. Press your child's finger onto an ink pad and then onto the clay. We did two fingerprints to make a heart shape. Make a hole in the top of the shape by pressing a straw through the clay. 
6.  Bake in the oven following the instructions on the pack of your chosen oven bake clay.
7. Add a keyring fixing (TIP: Use a pen to wedge the keyring fixing open as you slide it onto the heart)


These clay hearts also make lovely ornaments or fridge magnets. To make a fingerprint heart ornament just add thread for hanging them instead of a keyring fixing or for a fridge magnet glue a small magnet to the back (Magnets: UK linkUS link). 


Instructions on how to make a simple fingerprint keyring keepsake.  The heart shape makes this a perfect Valentines craft.  A great keepsake craft  for toddlers, preschoolers.


Have you seen our salt dough fingerprint magnets?

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8 comments:

  1. Look so lovely! Great for valentine gift! Thank you for sharing it with us #Pintorials

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  2. Adorable!!!! Perfect gifts for love ones on Valentine Day...

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  3. Am I missing something ... I'd love to make this, but doubt I could get the key ring thing into the hole without breaking the little heart.

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    1. I'd try making a big-enough hole with a satay stick before baking? :)

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    2. I made the hole with a straw so it was quite big and used a large key ring fixing. I opened the fixing by wedging a pen into it to keep it open and then just slid it on. It was quite easy but I think Fiimo is pretty strong anyway so it shouldn't break.

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    3. Thanks, haven't used this type of clay yet. The pen trick sounds helpful, will try it out!

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