I have a bit of an obsession with handprint crafts. They’re an easy, fun way for kids of all ages to make something memorable and unique. My sister and I have a large age gap between us, but handprint and footprint projects always brought us together around the craft table. This Santa handprint craft is absolutely adorable and will look super-cute on a refrigerator, Christmas card, or even hanging from the tree. Best of all: it’s not messy!
What you’ll need:
Black and red markers
Black paper for mounting
Small white pom poms or cotton balls
Draw an outline of the child’s hand using the white paper and black marker.
Cut the handprint out.
Draw Santa’s hat in the thumb area with the red and black markers.
Glue a pom pom or cotton ball onto the thumb/tip of the hat.
Add pom poms or cotton balls onto all of the remaining fingers to form a fuzzy beard.
Glue googly eyes onto the middle of the face. Let kids experiment with different sizes and colors for the eyes. If you don’t have googly eyes on hand, kids can just draw eyes.
Draw a mouth and nose with the red and black markers.
Mount it onto a black backing and show it off!
I’ve seen people make cute handprint Santas using paint handprints (white paint on black paper) and even make hand impressions into clay tiles for a more permanent fixture! The fun thing about a lot of kid crafts is that they can be totally adapted depending on the age and number of children involved. You might also want to add some reindeer with handprint antlers or make a family of handprint snowmen by drawing little carrot noses and scarves onto each finger. Be creative, and let kids come up with their own ideas!
What are your favorite seasonal crafts for kids?