We love making Christmas crafts this time of year. But some crafts are too complicated for kids to make themselves. This year that’s not the case at all, though! This Handprint Ornament Santa Craft is so simple and fun to make that it’s a great way for everyone in the family to create together.
Transform your child’s handprint into a lovely keepsake ornament that looks like Santa’s head. It’s seriously the cutest ornament, ever and also makes a wonderful memory to cherish for years to come.
Handprint Ornament Santa Craft
This handprint Santa craft ornament is a fun keepsake ornament craft that kids of almost any age can do! Kids from age toddlers to teens will have fun with this craft, and you’ll love looking at the handprint memories as they grow!
If you’re ever wanted to make a handprint ornament, this is the simple tutorial that you’ve been waiting for!
We love making these in our house and have done so for years. It’s a great way to give your child a little bit of independence while showing them that creativity is fun as well. Plus, anytime you can sit down and craft and create with your child, it’s always going to be a win!
This holiday season, it’s time to take the time to create memories. This simple handprint Santa craft is one fun way to make that happen!
Learn how to make this handprint ornament Santa craft ornament:
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What you’ll need for the handprint Santa craft:
- Cardstock paper (you can also use felt)
- Cotton balls
- Red pom pom
- Red felt
- Glue (regular kid-safe glue or hot glue works)
- Pipe cleaner
Gathering up all the supplies needed for this handprint ornament craft is simple! But making this handprint Santa is actually even easier! It’s such a great toddler activity that you can sit down and do in no time at all!
Handprint Ornament Santa Craft Directions
Santa’s head looks the best when your child holds their four fingers together and spreads the thumb to the side. The thumb will become Santa’s hat, while the four fingers become the beard. Keep that in mind when tracing and your handprint Santa will look more like Santa and less like a squid.
Draw the outline of your child’s hand onto the paper or felt.
Cut out the handprint.
Layer the handprint over the felt so that you can have a template for the hat. The fingers will become Santa’s beard. The hand and thumb will become his head and hat.
Cut the felt out using the handprint and thumb as an outline. Trim the top of the hat to complete the traditional Santa hat.
Glue the hat to the handprint.
Glue on googly eyes and a pom pom nose.
Depending on the size of your child’s hand, Santa’s beard can be made one of two ways.
If your child’s hand is small, stretch out one cotton ball to cover all the fingers.
If your child’s hand is larger, use several stretched cotton balls to make a flowing Santa beard.
Glue a bit of cotton to the top of Santa’s hat. Don’t forget to glue a cotton ball to the end of his hat!
And as a final touch, cut a small red mouth from felt and glue it onto the top of the beard under the nose.
Glue a pipe cleaner hanger to the back of the handprint.
Mark your child’s name and the year on the back, and wait for the glue to dry.
Once the glue is dry, hang your handprint Santa from your tree!
I told you that this handprint ornament is so much fun to make! It’s one handprint Santa ornament that you can create over and over again and even continue to do as your child gets older. Using these handprint ornaments as a fun way to show how your child has grown each year sounds like a super fun idea!
Do you have any handprint ornament crafts that are your favorite?
Also, check out the rest of our Christmas crafts and activities for kids!