Looking for family holiday traditions? In addition to decorating the Christmas tree and baking cookies, create cute Christmas handprint art. It’s a fun activity but also a sweet reminder of how much your toddlers and preschoolers are growing up!
Every year, during the holiday season, some families gather together to create Christmas art. This tradition is a cherished one, as it allows everyone to contribute in their own way and results in a piece of art that is truly unique. There are many different ways to create Christmas art, but one of the most popular is by using handprints.
Check out these Christmas handprint art ideas.
What ideas can I make with hand prints for Christmas?
These hand print worksheets have several different handprint ideas that are Christmas-themed. Handprint art is a great way to create a personal and unique piece of art. I’m going to share some of the Christmas crafts with handprints that are included in the PDF set.
Your child can place their handprint right in the center of the snow globe to show Santa where they live! You can jazz up this cute Christmas craft by adding a few touches once it is dry. First, grab a Sharpie permanent marker and decorate your handprint castle. drawing bricks and even a drawbridge door. Finally, consider adding glitter or silver & white pom-poms like falling snow.
This handprint Christmas tree is a classic and easy-to-make project. You’ll be using several handprints to make the Christmas tree! It’s important to know how to make an adorable Christmas handprint tree. Do this in stages. Start with the bottom of the tree and do the first hand print, let it dry. Add the next hand print, let it dry. Finally, complete the last hand print at the top and… as you know… let it dry.
Tip: If you have more than one child, allow this to be a sibling craft with the largest hand at the base of the tree and the smallest chid’s hand at the top. This would make a family Christmas tree handprint craft.
There is a beautiful angel that you can place your child’s handprints on. The angel uses two handprints, so this is an extra special part of the PDF. It actually makes a beautiful ornament or even tree topper after dried and laminated.
Another fun part of the PDF are these Christmas penguins! These are so stinkin’ cute and would look great on any Christmas gift. You could even add a fun message like “waddle I do without you?” This is an opportunity for family Christmas handprint art. Two children can each make their own black and white penguin.
This handprint Santa Claus craft is perfect for younger kids! They will love getting their hands covered in paint to make this craft. You could pair this craft with a letter to Santa – just add to a Santa mailbox with your child’s wish list.
Do you wanna build a snowman? This handprint snowmen could add a bit of a challenge. To make a fun hat for your handprint snowman, you will use multiple colors. Using a paint brush take your child’s hands and alternate green and red on their finger tips. Paint their palm a white, silver or light blue. Lay the hand to create a head. Using the opposite hand, lay the opposite hand facing toward the bottom to make the bottom of the snowman. Once dry, use googly eyes on top of the snow man or use construction paper to cute the eyes and carrot nose.
This si another opportunity for sibling Christmas handprint art, just use the larger hand on the bottom of the snowman.
Make a fun reindeer or the entire handprint reindeer fleet for Santa. Once dry, draw with Sharpie permanent marker reindeer hooves, nose and eyes. Googly eyes would be a great addition as they add a fun 3-demensional look. If making a handprint Rudolph, add a red pom-pom for his nose.
Swedish Gnome Elves
Who doesn’t love Elf fun during the holiday season? These Swedish handprint elves have a big beard. Much like a gnome, they have a very little bit of their face showing. In this case, only their nose. Color with markers or colored pencils and enjoy.
Ways to Use Preschool Christmas Handprint Art
Christmas traditions are not only meaningful to parents but create warm memories for kids too. In addition to baking cookies and decorating the Christmas tree, add a keepsake handprint Christmas craft that you can treasure for years to come. It’s a fun activity but also a sweet reminder of how much your toddlers and preschoolers are growing up!
There are many ways that you can use handprint art, but here are a few ideas to get you started on this fun activity for kids.
Make a Holiday Card
One of the most popular ways to use handprint art is to create a homemade card. This is a great way to show off your child’s artistic skills and it also allows you to send a personal message to friends and family. You can either use handprints to create the entire Christmas card or you can use them as an embellishment.
Sayings for Christmas card handprint ideas might include…
- Merry Christmas!
- Our Family Tree (and the year)
- This isn’t just a Christmas tree as you can plainly see, I made it with my hand, which is party of me! It comes with lots of love especially to say, I hope you have a merry & bright Christmas day!
- Let it snow!
- This is to remind you when I have grown so tall, that once I was little and my hands were very small.
- Look very closely and you will see, that Santa’s beard was made by me! Hang this Santa on your wall, to remember when my hands were small.
Use as Holiday Decoration
Another great way to use handprint art is to create holiday decorations. You can make a garland, wreath, ornaments, or even an Advent calendar. One idea is to let these projects dry and then cut out your designs. Once cut you can laminate the art. Either display it as is or add a hole punch and string and hang on the Christmas tree as a fun DIY ornament for kids.
This is a great way to decorate your home in a unique and personal way.
Give as a Gift
If you are looking for a unique and thoughtful gift, look no further than handprint art. You can frame a piece of artwork out of the pages in the PDF below. This is a great keepsake gift for grandparents and family members that will be cherished for years to come.
Once you make the handprint Christmas craft ideas, you’ll have plenty of ways to use them around your home.
Christmas Handprint Art Printable PDF
Ready to start a new tradition this Christmas? Grab the kids, paint their little hands and enjoy making these Christmas keepsakes with Handprints. You can keep the little handprints and crafts to create framed art, Christmas ornaments or fun handprint cards as gifts.
What you get with purchase:
- 8 Christmas Themed Handprint Worksheets for Toddlers or the Preschool Classroom
- Examples: Fun Christmas Handprint Card Sayings
- Examples: Christmas Handprint Craft Guide Tutorial
Grab the printable PDF here. Once you print it out, you can start making the hand print art ASAP. Do as many of the handprint activities as you’d like!
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More Christmas Fun
There are plenty of ways to incorporate fun activities for kids into the holiday season.
First day a look at these Christmas Traditions. From Christmas books to kids activities, holiday crafts and more… 25 ideas you should start now! Pin to Pinterest.
This Christmas Fun Jar is your family bucket list for things do to during winter break. Beat the boredom busters with this huge list of ways to have fun with the kids. Pin to Pinterest.
This fun Slime Box Christmas Craft not only create a low-cost Christmas gift, it’s a fun Christmas activity with the kids. Comes with a free Christmas printable. Pin to Pinterest.
If low cost arts and crats are you jam, also enjoy these fun Dollar Tree Christmas DIY Ideas. Includes fun low-cost Christmas crafts that will put together you DIY Christmas decor. Pin to Pinterest.
The next time you’re looking for a fun and festive activity, consider making some handprint art! It’s a great way to create a personal and unique piece of art. With Christmas being so close, you can create these handprint art pieces as gifts or decorations for your home.
This is a great year round activity for the kids. Find more handprint craft ideas on Frugal Coupon Living.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get creative and have fun with it.
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