Christmas is a time of joy, and what better way to celebrate than by engaging in delightful Christmas handprint crafts? These artful creations allow children and adults to express their creativity and capture the festive spirit. Whether you’re looking for Christmas handprint art ideas or inspiration for handprint plates, the possibilities are endless.
Types of Handprint Christmas Crafts
I’ve always loved to create personalized Christmas handprint art with my kids. You can transform a simple handprint into a captivating Christmas scene using various colors and materials. Allow your imagination to run wild as you envision snowmen, Santa Claus, reindeer, and other festive elements.
Another fantastic Christmas handprint idea involves crafting handprint plates. These unique creations make for excellent holiday decorations or thoughtful gifts. Apply paint to your hand and press it onto a plain plate. You can then decorate it with additional details, such as Christmas trees or snowflakes, making each plate a cherished piece of holiday art.
The beauty of handprint Christmas art lies in the individuality and uniqueness of each print – the imperfections make them perfect. Just like snowflakes, no two handprints are ever the same. Embrace this concept and let each family member create their handprint masterpiece. Displaying these Christmas handprints will be a heartwarming reminder of the love and togetherness shared during this special time.
So, gather your loved ones, get your paintbrushes ready, and let the enchantment of Christmas handprints fill your home with festive joy. Embrace the uniqueness of each handprint while creating lasting memories through this delightful art form.
Handprint Christmas Craft Round-Up
I compiled this round-up of my favorite ideas for hand and footprint crafts you can do with your kids.
Handprint Santa Mug
This one is a bit of a classic. You see this handprint on salt dough ornaments (use this kit), but with the right little hands, it’s perfect on a mug. I’ve used this mug kit to make perfect handprint Christmas mugs. Paint the fingers silver and the palm a skin tone color of your choice – this one is best for kids old enough to follow instructions to keep their hands flat.
Christmas Tree Footprint Mug
It is perfect craft for little ones who aren’t old enough to follow the instructions to make the Santa mug. Just make sure you get their footprint upside down…the flip side of this mug has an upside-down tree. But the imperfections make them perfect.
Rudolph Footprint Mug
Ah…all these little hands and feet give me all the feels. I love using these for my morning coffee during the holidays. This footprint mug is so easy to do with some brown on the bottom of your baby’s foot.
Handprint Deer Platter
How adorable are these handprint deer? This is a perfect handprint craft for the bigger kids and would look great on this wood sign.
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.
It’s an adorable way to use hands AND feet.
Create a wreath with handprints from the whole family or all the grandkids.
Teacher Thank You Gift
Any teacher would love to get this thoughtful plate or any of these other teacher appreciation gifts.
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.
Rudolph Thumbprint Ornament
This thumbprint is perfect for an ornament.