Handprint Christmas Ornament DIY

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My sister and I wanted to create some special ornaments with my nieces this year. I did some research and inspiration searching, and found some adorable versions of ornaments like these. They were super simple to make with my 3 year old niece. My six month old niece was slightly less cooperative, but she did well, too. I picked up two packages of frosty red glass ornaments at the thrift store ($1.49 per pack, yahoo!) and brought my acrylic paints and a brush to my sister’s house.

You’ll need:

  • Paper Towels
  • White, Orange, and Black Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint
  • Spongebrush
  • Ornaments- Keep the container they come in so you can set the ornaments in them to dry

Paint the palm of the hand of your child, niece, nephew, or grandchild with white acrylic paint. Where you place their hand will depend on how big or little they are. You want the tips of the fingers 1/2 inch to 1 inch from the top where it hangs. Gently press their hand on the ornament and try to pull the ornament away without smearing the paint around too much. Repeat this process with all of the ornaments you’re decorating. Wash your little one’s hand. Set all your ornaments to dry for 1-2 hours. After the handprints have dried, using the black paint, paint the child’s name and the year, eyes, smiles, hats, buttons, and stick arms onto your snowmen. After the black paint has dried, paint little orange carrots noses onto the snowmen. Let all the paint dry entirely. That’s it 🙂 Perfect gifts for friends and family for Christmas.

 

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