Handprint Christmas Cards

How to Make Handprint Christmas Cards with Kids

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These Handprint Christmas Cards are adorable and a perfect keepsake for kids to make and give at Christmas.

We’ve created printable elements to transform your childs handprint into a Christmas Tree, Reindeer and Santa, making this a super easy Christmas craft for kids.

Arty Crafty Kids | Handprint Christmas Cards for Kids - an easy and fun way to make homemade Christmas cards with the kids.

With minimal prep, this a great craft to try with your toddlers, preschoolers and children in early education.

What you need to make Handprint Christmas Cards

White Cardstock
Paint
Pencil
Cotton Wool Balls
Christmas Card Template
Christmas Handprint Elements Template

Download the Christmas Card Templates

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Let’s Make Handprint Christmas Cards!

This simple step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to make three different Handprint Christmas Cards:-

  • How to Make a Handprint Reindeer
  • How to Make a Handprint Santa
  • How to Make a Handprint Christmas Tree

How to Make a Handprint Reindeer Christmas Card

Handprint Christmas Cards | How to Make a Reindeer Christmas Card

Step 1: Using a paintbrush, paint the palm of your child’s hand brown.

Step 2: Turn the hand over and press down firmly into the centre of the Christmas Card Template.

Step 3: Carefully peel the hand away from the card to reveal the print.

Step 4: Paint the reindeer’s nose from the Handprint Elements Template red.

Arty Crafty Kids | Handprint Christmas Cards for Kids - an easy and fun way to make homemade Christmas cards with the kids.

Step 5: Cut out the reindeer elements (nose and eyes) and attach to the handprint to complete the reindeer.

Step 6: Add some colourful fingerprint ‘Christmas lights’ to the top of the Christmas Card.

Step 7: Fold the Christmas Card in half and open to write a special message.

How to Make a Christmas Tree Handprint Card

Handprint Christmas Cards | How to Make a Christmas Tree Christmas Card

Step 1: Using a paintbrush, paint the palm of your child’s hand green.

Step 2: Turn the hand over and press down firmly into the centre of the Christmas Card Template.

Step 3: Carefully peel the hand away from the card to reveal the print.

Step 4: Paint the Christmas Tree star from the Handprint Elements Template yellow.

Arty Crafty Kids | Handprint Christmas Cards for Kids - an easy and fun way to make homemade Christmas cards with the kids.

Step 5: Cut out the Christmas Tree Star and attach to the top of the handprint.

Step 6: Add some colourful fingerprint ‘Christmas lights’ to the top of the Christmas Card and to the handprint tree.

Step 7: Fold the Christmas Card in half and open to write a special message.

How to Make a Santa Handprint Christmas Card

Handprint Christmas Cards | How to Make a Santa Christmas Card

Step 1: Using a pencil, trace your child’s handprint onto the Christmas Handprint Elements page.

Step 2: Paint the centre of the palm a flesh colour and above (including the thumb) red.

Handprint Christmas Cards | How to Make a Santa Christmas Card

Step 3: Once the handprint is dry, cut out the print and glue to the centre of the Christmas Card.

Step 4: Paint the Santa nose on the Handprint Elements Template red and cut it out, along with the eyes.

Handprint Christmas Cards | How to Make a Santa Christmas Card

Step 5: Glue the eyes to the flesh area of the handprint.

Step 6: Glue cotton wool to the unpainted white fingers.

Step 7: Add a strip of cotton wool to the border of the red and flesh colour.

Step 8: Add a final cotton ball to the tip of the thumb.

Step 9: Complete the Santa handprint by securing the big red nose.

More Handprint and Footprint Christmas Crafts for Kids:

We love handprint crafts, especially at Christmas when it’s all about preserving a special moment in time.

Here are a few of our popular Handprint and Footprint Christmas Crafts for Kids:

Santa Handprint Card with Photo Surprise:

A charming printable Santa Handprint Craft for kids to make and gift to loved ones this Christmas.
Simply open Santa’s handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kids festive greeting and photo. A gorgeous keepsake craft that will be treasured for years to come.

https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/santa-handprint-craft/

Footprint Christmas Tree Ornament

The countdown to Christmas has begun and I couldn’t be more excited for it’s the season of sparkles, glitter and lots of crafting!
It’s also a time to be with and celebrate loved ones. It’s a time of firsts.
And if you, like me have a new baby in the house then you will want to capture the little things.

https://www.artycraftykids.com/seasonal/baby-footprints-christmas-tree/
Arty Crafty Kids | Handprint Christmas Cards for Kids - an easy and fun way to make homemade Christmas cards with the kids.

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