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!
I love this idea, my son is 15month old and probably ready to do this. I have a question. What type of paint did you use to make the print? The poem is also cute. Lots of love. Ewa
I have been doing this project with my preschool class for about 7 years now. I have never seen it anywhere else until just now. My parents love the gift and I hear often that it brings back wonderful memories every year when they unpack the ornaments. Love it...
Trish Barnes says
I tried this but with a washable poster paint and it flaked off please tell me what kind of paint you have tried
I have used Acrylic Paints and Enamel Paints in the past..... if you use those with kids, please make sure they are wearing a smock or old clothes that you don't mind getting ruined. Also, if doing with more than one kid I recommend doing just one child at a time to keep any mess by you and so the other kids do not attempt to eat it, paint other things, etc.