How to Make a Handprint Tree Christmas Ornament

Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions and video tutorial. You and the kids will have so much…

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Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions and video tutorial. You and the kids will have so much fun making them.

Have fun with your child making a Handprint Christmas Tree ornament. The ornaments turn out so cute and make great decorations, gifts, and keepsakes.

See all our Handprint Crafts Here, like this Lil’ Reindeer Handprint Craft or Santa Handprint Craft.

Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions and video tutorial. The ornaments turn out so cute and make great decorations, gifts, and keepsakes. #christmas #ornaments #craft #kidscrafts

I LOVE homemade ornaments because each year when I hang them on the tree they bring back sweet memories of my children. Handprint crafts are especially sentimental because you can compare how little your children’s hands used to be and marvel at how much they have grown.

Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions and video tutorial. The ornaments turn out so cute and make great decorations, gifts, and keepsakes. #christmas #ornaments #craft #kidscrafts

My little guy has so much fun making handprints on everything! When we are done with the craft I let him use the extra paint and paint a piece of paper. As you can see I should have put an apron on him…at least his outfit was already green, lol.

We filled our ornament with styrofoam snow which was fun to see move around inside the ball. You can fill your ornament with whatever you want like beads, paper shreds, cotton balls… or paint on an ornament that is solid colored and doesn’t need filling.

Tips for getting the perfect handprint for your ornament:

Handprint crafts can get a little messy especially with a baby or toddler, but they are totally worth it. Before I get ready to paint I grab a pack of baby wipes and open them up so I’m ready to clean up any miss placed fingerprints. I also suggest putting an apron on your child, putting them in an old shirt, or turning a shirt inside out if you are worried about their clothes getting messy.

Painting handprints on plastic ornaments always takes a few tries to get the perfect handprint because it is slippery. Be prepared to make more than one handprint. If you don’t get the perfect handprint, wipe it off with a baby wipe or towel and try again. You can also “fix” a handprint by wiping around the edges or adding a little paint to areas that are too light.

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DIRECTIONS:

You can watch our short craft tutorial video or continue to the directions below. You can also print the directions at the end of this post to make craft time easy!

Paint your child’s hand with Green Acrylic paint. I like to use acrylic paint because it is usually thicker and covers better. Gently press your child’s hand onto the ornament with the palm at the top of the ornament and the fingers pointing down toward the bottom.

If the handprint doesn’t look how you would like it wipe the paint off and try again or gently remove little spots of extra paint.

Let the paint dry. I set my ornament on top of a cup so it didn’t roll off the table while it was drying.

Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions and video tutorial. The ornaments turn out so cute and make great decorations, gifts, and keepsakes. #christmas #ornaments #craft #kidscrafts

Use a q-tip or paintbrush to paint the ornaments on the tree and let them dry.

Fill the ornament with snow and replace the top of the ornament.

Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions and video tutorial. The ornaments turn out so cute and make great decorations, gifts, and keepsakes. #christmas #ornaments #craft #kidscrafts

Cover the Christmas tree with mod podge or another sealant to protect the painted handprint. It will look white and dry clear.

Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions and video tutorial. The ornaments turn out so cute and make great decorations, gifts, and keepsakes. #christmas #ornaments #craft #kidscrafts

Once the sealant is dry the ornament is ready. Optional: Tie a ribbon bow at the top.

Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions and video tutorial. The ornaments turn out so cute and make great decorations, gifts, and keepsakes. #christmas #ornaments #craft #kidscrafts

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How to Make a Handprint Tree Christmas Ornament

Make an adorable handprint Christmas tree ornament with our easy step by step directions.
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: Christmas, Craft

Materials

Instructions

  • Paint your child's hand with Green Acrylic paint. I like to use acrylic paint because it is usually thicker and covers better. Gently press your child's hand onto the ornament with the palm at the top of the ornament and the fingers pointing down toward the bottom.
    If the handprint doesn't look how you would like it wipe the paint off and try again or gently remove little spots of extra paint.
    Let the paint dry. I set my ornament on top of a cup so it didn't roll off the table while it was drying.
    Use a q-tip or paintbrush to paint the ornaments on the tree and let them dry.
    Fill the ornament with snow and replace the top of the ornament.
    Cover the Christmas tree with mod podge or another sealant to protect the painted handprint.
    Optional: Tie a ribbon bow at the top.

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