Using handprints to create art for decorating your walls is such a precious way to preserve those memories of how little your children once were. Today I am sharing an adorable winter wall hanging handprint craft featuring penguins, polar bears, and snowmen. It could also be made with siblings by using 1 wood square for each child – making it a great gift idea for grandparents!
DIY Handprint Winter Wall Hanging Keepsake
There are many different ways you could decorate the wood squares – gems, sequins, stickers, paint designs, glitter and so on. Here’s how we made our winter themed wall hanging craft!
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- unfinished wood banner squares
- metallic paint
- markers (some options are permanent markers, metallic paint pens, or wood markers)
- snowflake stickers
- foam letter stickers
- ribbon or cording
Start by choosing how many wood squares you would like to use in your wall hanging – 2 or 3 is a good amount. Paint 1-2 coats letting dry in between coats.
To make the snowman and polar bear printed finger design, paint the four fingers and the top part of the palm with white paint. Press onto the wood square. *If making with a toddler ages child, you could do a whole handprint instead.
Repeat this process to make the penguins. I chose to make the whole print white, but you could also do a black handprint and paint on the white tummy and face areas once dry. Instead, we painted on the black parts.
Once the paint has dried, add on wings/arms and facial features. Dress them up for winter by adding scarves, earmuffs, and winter hats. It would be cute to have them wear Santa hats for a Christmas idea.
Add any embellishments and sayings. Ours says ‘Snow Cute’ with foam letter stickers.
Finish by threading ribbon through the holes of the bottom wood square, around the backside of the top square and up through the top holes. Make a loop for hanging. Hot glue the ribbon in place along the back of the top square.