Friday, 5 December 2008

Handprints Craft Winter and Christmas

A Handprint Santa is available here

Another handprint Santa available here

Another Handprint Santa from here, you will need to scroll down quite a bit. There are loads of interesting things on this site.

Here is a lovely angel image taken from here

Another idea for a Christmas angel is to use a photograph of your child's head along with a footprint for the body and handprints for the wings.

Something like this

You could even add a little poem

This little angel is special you see;
Because she is a part of me.
Her wings are my hands,
Her body my feet,
And on the tree she'll look very sweet.

This handprint Christmas tree image and idea is from here

Hand and Footprint reindeer from here

Handprint poinsettia from here

Handprint wreath from here

This is a lovely idea for a calendar. You could get children to do the different months and then scan them into a computer to make a calendar for all the children.

Here shows exactly how to make one of these calendars

How about a lovely handprint snowflake for little hands

Handprint robin available from here

Fingerprint Holly craft from here

Fingerprint penguin from here

Fingerprint reindeer from here

Oh I just love this idea from littlegiraffes. Using a bauble, paint the childs hand white and the child holds the bauble to make little snowmen. Decorate and attach a little poem. The poem they give is out of date now but easy enough to change the year.

These aren't just five snowmen
As anyone can see.
I made them with my hand
Which is a part of me.
Now each year when you trim the tree
You'll look back and recall
Christmas of 2004
When my hand was just
this small!

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All these would make great christmas cards no matter what the child's age is. We all like dipping our hands in paint don't we?


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  2. I've done the snowmen ornament several times. It's wise to coat it with spray gloss - BUT BE CAREFUL WHAT GLOSS YOU USE. (It can cause the paint to bleed and run all over). I finally found Rustoleum Painter's Touch spray works well. With smaller children or bigger ball ornaments, you can do a dove. (Just like a thanksgiving turkey.) Use white paint on a blue ornament. Add a dot for an eye, a beak, and a little green olive branch in the beak.

  3. I have used white opaque ink on a clear ornament before. It turns out really pretty and the ink seems to be a little more permanent on the ornament.


I would love to read any suggestions or comments you would like to make.