Every holiday I always try to come up with some way of capturing my children’s handprints in a special way and this year I came up with this Handprint Snowman Ornament. A lot of the times I do some sort of canvas art but I’m starting to run out of room on my walls. This ornament is a great keepsake that will not take up a lot of space. I have done ornaments that use salt but I found out the hard way that if the seal doesn’t dry out long enough in the oven they will eventually mold. If you’re trying to do this with a younger child try to make sure you have someone there to help you open up their hand. This is not the best craft for a baby because the fact they don’t like to have their hands open.
If you have a baby a good one to make is the Baby’s Hospital Hat Ornament. A few other ones that are my favorites to make for keepsakes are The Grinch Hand Print Ornament, and Christmas Tree baby Foot print Air Dry Clay ornament.
Check out 16 Christmas Crafts for Kids to find even more Christmas Crafts to do wit the kids!
Handprint Snowman Ornament
Handprint Snowman Ornament Supplies
Glass or plastic clear ornament
White, red, black and orange Acrylic paint
Handprint Snowman Ornament Directions
Paint your child’s hand white making sure you cover their whole underside of their hand.
Have them open their hand and place the ornament in their hand. Have them slowly wrap their fingers around the ornament, making sure to press down on each of their fingers.
Have them remove their hand and wash it clean. Let the paint completely dry.
Using your thin brush paint on two small dots for the eyes and small dots in the shape of a smile on the top portion of each snowman finger. In the middle portion of the fingerprint at three small dots for the buttons.
With your orange paint, paint a small carrot for its nose.
With your red paint paint on a scarf and a hat to keep your snowman warm. On the top of the hat and a small white dot.
Let the Handprint Snowman Ornament dry for 24 hours.
Have fun making this Handprint Snowman Ornament with the kids, these are also a great gift idea for the grandparents, we all know grandparents love personalized gifts.
More Christmas Fun for Kids
You can Facetime Santa for a fun Santa Phone Call!
Looking for Christmas Crafts to do with the kids? We have lots of those too! So be sure to check out the Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids, for LOTS of fun Christmas Crafts Ideas to do with the kids.
There are so many tasty christmas treats that the kids will love and they are all perfect for any kids Christmas parties that you might have. Some of our favorite Christmas treats are Santa Hat Cupcakes and Whoville Cookies ! But you can check out the full list of Kid Friendly Christmas Treats and pick out your favorites to make with the kids!
Does Elf on the Shelf come to visit your house? If so make sure you check out these awesome Elf on the Shelf Ideas!
Join the newsletter
Subscribe to get our latest content by email.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy here