This Handprint Snowman Ornament is the perfect Christmas Keepsake. We made one snowman ornament 2 years ago when my son still had his chubby baby fingers. It was so much easier this year since I was able to tell him to grab onto the ornament with his painted hand and count to 5 before letting it go. Don't forget to put the year or age on somewhere as well.
Handprint Snowman Ornament Tutorial:
Paint your child's hand with white Enamel or Acrylic paint. This will stain so be sure to cover your work area and use an art smock.
Craft Tip: If using acrylic paint and it seems dry, add a small drop of water to the paint and mix it together.
Hold out a ball ornament and ask them to carefully grab the ball firmly while trying not to move the hand once grasped.
Help them separate the ornament from their hand. Let dry.
Add the snowman face, mitten, scarves and so on.
I find it also helpful to write my child's name, year or age on the bottom of the ornament.
Handprint Snowman Poem
Check out this adorable poem:
These aren't just five snowmen,
As anyone can see.
I made them with my hand,
Which is a part of me.
Each year when you trim the tree,
You will look back and recall,
Christmas of [year]
When my hand was just this small.
Handprint Snowman Ornament Craft Supplies
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How neat is it that someday this handprint snowman ornament will be hanging on his own Christmas tree!