Children’s tiny handprints and footprints can make the cutest Christmas decorations. These personal works of art will become treasured family heirlooms and make wonderful gifts. You'll probably shed some sentimental tears in the future and we're not at all sorry about that. My kids made these adorable pieces in preschool—Miss Judy was pretty creative!
To make these art pieces, you’ll need non-toxic, washable paints, prewashed cotton or canvas material, glitter glue, permanent marker, a dowel, and string or ribbon.
Cut the material about an inch longer than you want. Turn down the top edge about an inch and sew to make a tunnel to slide the dowel through. The dowel should extend at least an inch on either side. The string should be long enough to hang the art.
After the paint is dry, insert the dowel. Tightly tie the string to both ends of the dowel to form a hanging loop. If your kids are old enough to write their names, have them sign the art. Be sure to add the date!
This sweet little angel is made from a footprint. Two handprints become the angel’s wings.
This design is easier for kids at least 3 years old, since they need to form a wreath with their handprints. Put red paint on the thumb to make the holly berries. Sign and date!
This design is the easiest – and ideal for kids who are very active or very young. Or even a patient pupper. Just 2 little handprints (or pawprints) are needed!
Want to make more Christmas crafts with the kiddos? Try this Handprint Santa and this Christmas Tree.