This weekend I’m hosting a ceramic painting party with my friend from Clay a Go Go. Each year at Christmas, I’ve done both handprint and footprint mugs with each of the girls. They make great Grandparents, Godparents, and teacher gifts. We’ve also made Santa cookie plates, ornaments and I always make a mug for myself.
You don’t need fancy ceramics and a friend with a kiln. I’ve done thumbprint designs on dollar store ornaments for a quick and thoughtful gift. Any of these ideas would be perfect on a canvas or card stock to frame as a keepsake.
Handprint Christmas Craft Round-Up
I put together this round-up of my favorite ideas for hand and footprint crafts you can do with your kids.
Handprint Santa mug, from 2016. This one is a bit of a classic, you see it on salt dough ornaments but with the right little hands, it’s perfect on a mug.
Foot tree, this one is from 2014. Just make sure that you get their footprint upside down…the flip side of this mug has an upside-down tree. But the imperfections make them perfect.
Rudolph mug, from 2015. Ah…all these little hands and feet give me all the feels. I love using these for my morning coffee during the holidays.
How adorable are these handprint deer?
Photo credit Clay A Go Go
This is a great way to capture their handprint when they are too big to fit on the mug.
An adorable way to use hands AND feet.
Create a wreath with handprints from the whole family or all the grandkids.
Any teacher would love to get this thoughtful plate.
I love doing thumb or fingerprint crafts with littles who might not have the attention span for a bigger craft. This robin would be perfect for handmade cards or a canvas.
This thumbprint is perfect for an ornament.