Handprint Ornament

A fun handprint gift for kids to make, these DIY Handprint Ornaments are a great craft to make with the kids – whether they will be added to your tree or given as a thoughtful grandparents’ gift.

A sweet Christmas handprint ornament is the perfect way to preserve their little handprints and makes a great grandparent gift. These simple handprint ornaments just take a few minutes to make and will be cherished for years to come!

DIY Handprint Ornament Craft

One of my daycare parents is always making crafts with her kids, and this year I’ve been lucky enough that she’s taken some pictures of the process and sent them along to me to share with you!

Their latest creations were these adorable handprint globe ornaments featuring her kids’ handprints and the year.

I think these are such a wonderful idea! I always love looking at Ella’s old baby clothes or handprint crafts from when she was younger. It’s so easy to forget how little they were in certain stages – especially if you have a child with a big personality like mine!

It would be a fun tradition to make these every year, and I think they would make an especially thoughtful grandparent gift.

As I suggest with all of our painted homemade ornaments, I highly recommend using a craft sealant to prevent the ornaments from fading or being damaged in storage.

If you really want to make the handprint on these ornaments pop, you can give them a glitter center like we did with our Mickey Ornaments.

You can also fill these ornaments with little objects from the year. For a baby, that could be a hospital bracelet or little socks, for a preschooler it could be a collection of all the little things they carry around in their pockets at all times, etc.

While you can make these ornaments with plastic or glass globes with great results, I personally am more inclined to make these using plastic ornaments since they are basically irreplaceable if the glass bulb was to ever get broken.

Materials for a Handprint Ornament

How to Make a Handprint Ornament with Kids

Use a foam paintbrush to apply a generous coat of paint to your kids hand.

Help them place their hands securely on the ornament, using your hand to help them press down and remove their hand and prevent them from smudging.

Apply a sprinkle of glitter, if using, then allow the paint to dry.

Once the paint is dry you can use a sharpie to label the ornament, if desired, and then seal using a craft sealant. Follow the directions on the sealant for best results.

 

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How to make a Christmas Handprint Ornament with kids, a special Christmas keepsake you will cherish for years to come. These homemade ornaments would also make a cute grandparent gift

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Handprint Ornament

Handprint Ornament

A sweet Christmas handprint ornament is the perfect way to preserve their little handprints and makes a great grandparent gift. These simple handprint ornaments just take a few minutes to make and will be cherished for years to come!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Clear Ornaments
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Craft Sealant
  • Sharpie Marker, optional
  • Glitter, optional

Tools

  • Foam Paint Brush

Instructions

  1. Use a foam paintbrush to apply a generous coat of paint to your kids hand.
  2. Help them place their hands securely on the ornament, using your hand to help them press down and remove their hand and prevent them from smudging.
  3. Apply a sprinkle of glitter, if using, then allow the paint to dry.
  4. Once the paint is dry you can use a sharpie to label the ornament, if desired, and then seal using a craft sealant. Follow the directions on the sealant for best results.

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I hope your kids love getting to make and gift their own handprint ornaments, and that you love the reminder of how little they were year after year as you unwrap this ornament for the tree.

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