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Plastic Lid Thumbprint Kids

Around the world, kids are recognized as the biggest influencers of our future. Which is why the United Nations has a day dedicated just to them! Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th every year. It was established in 1954 in an effort to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and as a means for improving children’s welfare. Celebrate children everywhere with your kids by creating this fun thumbprint craft (using recycled lids!) in honor of kids everywhere.

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

To make these fun diversified friends you will need:

Recycled plastic lids (from milk or other plastic gallon containers)
Pencil
White construction paper
Paint: peach, brown, light tan, light brown
Black fine point marker
Orange and black Sharpie markers
8 tiny googly eyes
Scissors
White craft glue

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

I always save my plastic lids. In fact, I have an entire container of them. They can be turned into so many things, so be sure to start saving yours as well!

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Trace the outline of a plastic lid onto white construction paper. Trace one circle for each “friend” you are making.

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Dip your thumb in paint and press it to the center of a circle. Repeat this process with each color.

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Use a fine point black marker to write the names of your friends next to your thumbprint.

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Use a black Sharpie and an orange Sharpie (or whatever color you choose) to draw hair on each friend. Use fine point marker to add smiles and noses, glue on the googly eyes.

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Cut out the circles, trimming a little off the entire circle. These will need to fit on the top of your plastic lids and we are tracing from the bottom which is often slightly larger.

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Cover the tops of the plastic lids with white craft glue and smear it smooth with your finger. Wipe off your hands and attach each friend to the plastic lids.

Plastic Lid Diversified Friends by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

These can be turned into a game, be displayed on a shelf, or even made into lapel pins or magnets for fun DIY holiday gifts. Have fun with your new friends!

Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.