Do you have a favorite Christmas ornament? The one that just makes you stop and say, “Look everyone, isn’t this the cutest?” It just warms your heart and makes you smile. Every year, I love hanging the little handprint ornament I made with my son when he was just 6 months old. Now it’s fun to do a craft that they can enjoy as big kids too. Making ornaments is my favorite Christmas craft. I hope you enjoy making this Snowman Hand Print Ornament too!
Handprint Snowman Ornament
Our secret trick to making this craft is this special clay! It’s virtually mess free, air dries, and you can decorate it with markers. I also loves that it’s light weight. With a simple straw, you can poke a hole in the top and hang your hand print ornament with ribbon.
|I traced his hand lines and he added the details.|
Supplies for Snowman Handprint Ornament:
- Air Dry White Clay (even sold in individual packs)
- Rolling Pin
- drinking straw
How To Make Snowman Handprint Ornament:
- Roll out a small piece (the size of your baby’s hand) of Model Magic onto a portable surface. Make sure your surface is free of all lint and dirt.
- Stretch out their little fingers, put the base of their palm into the clay and then press each finger in quickly. If you mess up, roll it up and start again. Model Magic is very forgiving.
- Once it has dried, decorate with Sharpie Markers.
- Hang with a satin ribbon.
|STEP 1: Roll out a small piece of white clay and push your child’s hand in evenly. I usually like to put the palm in first and then press down on the fingers. If you mess up, ball it up and roll it out again.|
|STEP 2: Don’t forget to use a straw to make hole in the top before it dries.
Now take a break and let it dry for 24-48 hours, turn it over to make sure the back dries too.
|STEP 3: Then we brainstormed ideas of what could be drawn on the snowmen.
I was letting him draw with Sharpies… no room for mistake!
|STEP 4: Dried and ready for details! I used a black Sharpie to trace the outline of his hand.|
|Remember! Make sure you write your name and date on the back for posterity!|
One Christmas Handprint Ornament Ready To Hang!
|Another great keepsake!|
Age range: I made the ornament below when my son was 7, his hand was still a cute little size.
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What People Are Saying
How big is the bag of model magic that your purchased? Thank you! Great project!
Hi Ashley! I just got the 4oz size and it made several (great gifts!)…. they also sell bags that have 6 individually wrapped ones too. Love this stuff!
Thanks so much!!
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
This is SUPER cute! I’ve seen the handprint, but never the snowman like that – What a fun idea! I am your newest liker. I’d love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-) I also wanted to invite you to linkup at my TGIF LInky Party – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
The Archives of Five says
These are awesome! Do you think acrylic paint would work well, with a mod podge protective layer over? Im thinking upside down hand for my dd (3) to make santa (hat being thumb, fingers being beard) and foot prints for reindeer from my baby twin boys. But paint would cover a lot better than sharpies, and ive never had any luck with salt dough 🙁
Kristen @ Busy Kids = Happy Mom says
@Archives of Five – I think you could try acrylic paint. Why not? This is fun to play with and very forgiving.
I like this idea!