I try to share a lot of process, meaningful art activities for kids in this space. But sometimes? I go for the cute. The super cute, keepsake worthy crafts that I adore pulling out each and every year. Just like today with this list of Christmas handprint art.
And goodness are there some adorable Christmas handprint art ideas! Time to get those little hands nice and messy to create some art that will be cherished for the years to come.
It is so hard to decide on which ones we will be doing this year. The reindeer? Salt dough imprints? Those wreaths? Oh yes, we are going to be busy!
Christmas Handprint Art
Reindeer, Wreaths, and Christmas Trees
Handprint Reindeer Christmas Ornament Craft from Buggy and Buddy – Turn your child’s hand print into Santa’s favorite animal! These reindeer are so adorable.
Adorable Handprint Christmas Tree from Fun Handprint Art – Create Christmas tree art using little hands. Make sure to include the date, as these will be Christmas crafts that are treasured for years to come.
Process Art Christmas Handprint and Glitter Wreath from My Bright Firefly – Let the kids use their hands to make a beautiful Christmas wreath. I love that even toddlers could create the handprints for this one!
Handprint Christmas Tree from Kids Activities Blog – This would be fun to make with multiple children. Then they can work together to paint the tree and then decorate it with glitter.
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Keepsake from Glued to My Crafts – Fans of Snoopy and Charlie Brown are sure to love this piece of Christmas art. Look at that sad little droopy Christmas tree!
Salt Dough Handprint Christmas Tree Ornaments from The Imagination Tree – Turn your child’s handprint art into an ornament for the tree. I just love using salt dough to make treasures. These would make beautiful homemade gifts as well.
Rudolph Hand Print Art from Kindergarten Cupcake Crumbs – Let the kids use their hands to make their favorite reindeer this Christmas. I wonder how many Rudolphs will be created!
Photo Reindeer from Little Illuminations – Incorporate the kids’ faces into their Christmas handprint art! They can be the reindeer faves, with their handprints acting as antlers.
Handprint Christmas Tree Art from Pinkie for Pink – Turn a canvas into beautiful art to display each Christmas. Everyone in the family could get into creating this tree together, not just the kids.
Christmas Candy and Grinches!
Candy Cane Craft from Little Family Fun – What a fun bit of Christmas art to do with the kids. They can work on patterning as they make candy canes.
Peppermint Handprints from Mrs. Karen’s Preschool Ideas – Make a sweet treat using the kids’ hands. Then this would make a nice Christmas card or a decoration for the house.
The Grinch Handprint Christmas Card from I Heart Arts and Crafts – Create the main character of a classic Christmas book with the kids’ hands. Even better, turn that handprint into a Christmas card for friends and family.
Santas, Mangers, and Elves!
Handprint Santa Ornament from Messy Little Monster – Keep the kids’ handprint Santas to hang on the tree year after year. They will be proud as punch hanging them each year!
Christmas Handprint Plaque from One Artsy Mama – Make a beautiful piece of Christmas art to hang on the wall. The kids can use their hands to make Santa and his reindeer.
Elf Handprints from ABC and 123 (link no longer available) – Your little elves will have fun making Santa’s helpers with their hands! I am envisioning an entire class set of these on a classroom door – how adorable would that be?!
Nativity Hand Print Ornament from Mama to 5 Blessings (link no longer available) – Create the heart of the Nativity using the kids’ handprints. And it can even be turned into an ornament.
A few last Favourites!
Baking Soda Clay Handprint Keepsake from Mama.Papa.Bubba – Make a beautiful piece of handprint art using homemade clay, the kids’ hands, and some glitter.
Angel Wings from Beth’s Paper Cuts – Little hands can be turned into angels for this sweet piece of art. I bet this would make a beautiful Christmas card as well!
Salt Dough Snowmen Keepsake from Learning and Exploring Through Play – Make a family of snowmen using the children’s hands. First, use salt dough to make it a keepsake, but paper and paint would work just as well. Then gift it to those waiting loved ones!
Three Wise Men from Simply Cindy (link no longer available) – Fingers and hands can be used to make the three wise men from the first Christmas.
There is enough Christmas material on this site to keep us Christmas crafting well into the New Year!
I hope they help you and your little ones get into the holiday spirit. As that is certainly what they are doing for us. These Christmas handprint art ideas are sure to be treasured for years to come.
Thank you so much for reading friends. Have a wonderful weekend!