Santa Handprint Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

 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.

To get started, download the Santa Handprint Craft printable from the Arty Crafty Kids Club!

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Santa Handprint Craft: Materials 

White Card Stock x2 
Red Card Stock 
Red Paper 
Paint or Colouring Pencils 
Cotton Wool 
Black Pen
Photo
Glue Stick
Split Pins (Brads/Paper Fasteners) 

Printable Santa Template –  This can be accessed via the Arty Crafty Kids Club, where you can also download colouring pages, how-to-draw guides and prompts, art & craft templates and ready made seasonal activity booklets! 

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Santa Handprint Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 1: Download and print the Santa Handprint Craft template onto white card stock! This can be accessed via the Arty Crafty Kids Club.

Paint the large oval a skin toned colour and leave to thoroughly dry. 

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Step 2: Cut out the Santa elements. 

Using red paper, trace around Santa’s hat. 

Using red card stock, trace around the big red nose! 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 3: Stick Santa’s hat to the top of the oval. 

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Step 4: The Big Bouncy Red Nose! 

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of red paper – ideally, the strips will be no more than 1cm wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

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Step 5: Continue alternating the strip folds until you’ve used half of the available paper. Once you’re half way, seal the end with glue and cut off the remaining paper. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 6: Glue the bottom of the accordion fold just below the hat, leaving lots of room at the bottom of the oval. 

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Step 7: Stick the red big nose to the top of the accordion fold. The nose will now stretch and bounce, and will give the handprint beard space to open and close! 

Add eyes!

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Step 8: Using white card stock, trace around a pair of arty crafty hands and cut out. 

Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Step 9: Position the hands as shown above. 

There needs to be a good amount of space between the hands to allow the photo to fully revealed upon opening. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraftStep 10: Once you’re happy with the positioning of the handprints, secure each handprint with a split pin. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraftStep 11: Open and close the hands to ensure they move easily. 

Arty Crafty Kids | Santa Handprint Craft - A printable Santa Christmas Card craft for kids! simply unfold the handprint beard to reveal your Arty Crafty Kid wishing loved ones a Merry Christmas #printable #christmascraft #kidscraft

Step 12: Conceal the split pins with Santa’s moustache! 

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Step 13: Select a photo your Arty Crafty Kid and cut to size. 

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Step 14: Stick the photo between the hands. 

Add cotton wool to the Santa’s hat. 

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Step 15: Complete the Santa Handprint Craft with a festive message. 

And have a very Merry Christmas! 

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A choice of hundreds of printable templates to download and enjoy with your Arty Crafty Kids!

Arty Crafty Kids | Children's Christmas Colouring Pages #printable #kidscolouring #coloringpages

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Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments are cute, fun and easy to make – perfect for kids! This post covers a step-by-step tutorial for How to make a Snowman Ornament, How to make a Penguin Ornament and How to make a Santa Claus Wood Slice Ornament! 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments: Materials 

Wood Slices (ideally with drilled holes)
Acrylic Paint 
Fine Tipped Paint Brush 
White Pom-Pom
String

Towards the end of this post, you can also download a freebie template to create Christmas Ornament Art with your kids! 

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments: Tutorials

Let’s prepare the canvas! 

Coat each wood slice with a thick layer of white acrylic paint. 

We’re aiming for a white smooth surface. If this hasn’t been achieved with the first layer of paint, add another and if necessary, another until the surface is a solid white. 

The quality of the finish will depend entirely on the paint. 

How to Make a Snowman Wood Slice Ornament

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The Snowman wood slice design is the easiest of the three…

Start by dipping the end of the paintbrush into the black paint. 

Print two dots for the eyes and a few more for the mouth. 

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Thoroughly clean the end of your brush and this time, dip it into orange paint. 

Use the end of the brush to create a carrot nose shape. 

When it comes to painting small features, painting with the end of the brush is a safe option for achieving even and round shapes. 

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Leave the design to thoroughly dry. 

To protect the ornament, seal the surface of the design with inexpensive varnish or with a thin layer of modge podge glue. 

How to make a Penguin Wood Slice Ornament 

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmasUsing black acrylic paint, carefully create an open-ended heart shape (as shown above) and fill in the space around the ‘heart’ with black paint. 

Dip the end of your paint brush into black paint and create a pair of eyes. 

Use the end of your brush to paint an orange beak. 

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The Penguin ornament is now complete! 

To protect the ornament, seal the surface of the design with inexpensive varnish or with a thin layer of modge podge glue. 

How to Make a Santa Claus Wood Slice Ornament

Arty Crafty Kids | How to Make Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - An easy Christmas Ornament for kids to make. Follow our tutorial to create a Santa Claus, Snowman and Penguin Ornaments #kidscrafts #christmascrafts #kids #christmas

Mix the paint to create a skin tone and divide the white slice in half with a line of skin toned paint. 

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Fill the upper half of the wood slice with red paint, following the curve down to create a hanging Santa hat. 

Between the skin tone and white divide, add a big red nose! 

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Using the end of your paint brush, complete Santa’s face with two black dots either side of the nose.

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Complete with a light spread of white paint across the top of the hat and a white pom-pom at the end of Santa’s red hat. 

To protect the ornament, seal the surface of the design with inexpensive varnish or with a thin layer of modge podge glue. 

If you’re wood slices do not have pre-drilled holes for hanging, simply attach a piece of natural string to the back and secure with tape (ideally decorative washi tape).

I hope you’re Arty Crafty Kids enjoy creating their wood slice Christmas ornaments! if they have any left over paint, why not have a go at creating Christmas Ornament Art. 

Here’s a FREE template to get the Arty Crafty Kids Started! 

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Christmas Ornament Silhouette Art

For more Christmas Ornament inspiration, check out our popular posts: 

Glitter Handprint Ornament 

Paper Angel Ornament 

Snowman Peg Ornament

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Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Have a super fun crafty pyjama party with these ADORABLE Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas. 

Designed with creativity and play in mind; kids can design their own unicorns in pyjamas with our free printable template and then assemble to make them kick, groove and wave their arms! 

These engaging paper toys will make imaginations sparkle. 

Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas: Materials 

White Card Stock
Colouring Pencils/Pens or Paint 
Split Pins (Brads/Paper Fasteners) 
Scissors 
Needle & Thread

Unicorn Templates: 

 A design-your-own FREE unicorn template can be found towards the end of this post (end of tutorial). Simply sign-up to our regular newsletter to be transferred to the FREE unicorn template. 

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Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascrafts

Step 1: Download the Unicorn Templates on to white card stock. 

Arty Crafty Kids can start filling in the Design Your Own template with their own funky pyjama design. 

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Step 2: Colour in the template with a medium of your Arty Crafty Kids choice. 

Here we’ve used a combination of watercolours, felt tip pens and black fine point pen, 

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Step 3: Once your Arty Crafty Kids chosen unicorn is complete and colourful, carefully cut the elements.

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Step 4: Locate the circles on the body, arms and legs, and create holes with a hole puncher OR if you do not have an available hole puncher (like us), simply pierce the holes with the split pins and spin to create a roomy hole. 

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Step 5: Place the arms behind the body. Line up the holes and secure with a split pin.

Make sure they’re secured too tightly –  the arms and legs need to have free and easy movement! 

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Step 6: Once you’re satisfied the arms and legs have a decent level of movement, thread a piece of cotton through the needle and tie a knot at the end.

Pierce the needle through the top of the arm as shown above and thread the cotton across to the other side.

Finish off the join with a knot.

The cotton between the arms shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.  This may take a little trial and error, but you should be aiming for legs that can easily move, with tension still on the thread.

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Step 7: Repeat the process with the legs. 

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Step 8: Attach a piece of long ribbon to the centre of the strand joining the arms together and then again with the legs. 

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Step 9: Pull the thread and the arms and legs will kick out! 

Arty Crafty Kids Printable Unicorn Puppets in Christmas Pyjamas - Have a crafty unicorn pyjama party with these cute printable unicorns! An engaging craft for kids with the option of a 'design your own' free template or three pre-made unicorn in pyjama templates! #unicorns #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #christmas #printable #christmascraftsTo add a musical element to the puppets, add some jingle bells to the remaining ribbon! 

Not only will the kick out and dance, they will jingle all the way too…

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Inspired by the wonderful RED TED ART, you can find more Christmas themed puppets HERE

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16 Unicorn Crafts for Kids 

Paper Plate Over the Rainbow Unicorn Puppets

Mixed Media Unicorn Art 

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Printable Paper Santa Craft

This adorable Printable Paper Santa Craft adds to a growing collection of 3D Christmas crafts for kids, which so far includes a paper Rudolph and Melting Snowman craft. 

This series is all about playful creativity, with interactive elements to make the characters pop from the page! 

The templates make the crafting process super easy and can be conveniently downloaded from the Arty Crafty Members Area

Printable Paper Santa Craft: Materials 

Santa Printable – Elements 1 & 2 
White & Red Card Stock + Backing Card Stock (any colour) 
White & Red Paper 
Paint 
Cotton Wool 
Scissors 
Glue Stick 

The Santa Elements  can be accessed via the  Arty Crafty Kids Club

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Printable Paper Santa Craft: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Paper Santa Craft - An engaging and fun Paper Santa Craft for kids. With his bouncy nose and curly beard, it's a Christmas craft that promotes scissor skills and fine motor development #christmas #christmascraft #printable #kidscraft #templateStep 1: Download Santa Elements 1 onto white card stock and elements 2 onto paper. 

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Step 2: Paint the Santa’s face a flesh colour, adding rosy cheeks.

We used a light covering of watercolour paint – it dries quickly and isn’t too heavy, creating a nice skin tone. 

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Step 4: Trace the nose onto a piece of red card stock. If you’re like me, I tend to keep all the off cuts of previous crafts and have a stock pile of ‘scrap’ that’s perfect for projects like this! 

Trace the hat onto red paper and cut out. 

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Step 5: Glue to the face onto the backing card. 

Using a paper cutter or scissors, cut a piece of white paper into several strips (approx 1cm wide).  

Glue the tops of each strip around the the face as shown above. 

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Step 6: Curl the ends of each white strip around the paper and release to create a bouncy curl. 

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Step 7: Cover the strip ends with the moustache. Try to position them just below the rosy cheeks. 

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Step 8: Let’s make a big bouncy red nose!

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out two even strips of red paper – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take the two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

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Step 9: Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Glue one end of the completed accordion between the rosy cheeks. 

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Step 10: Glue the big red nose to the other end.

This nose can now be stretched and bounced, as well as adding a 3D element to Santa’s face.

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Step 11: Glue the hat and bobble. Santa is now coming together nicely! 

Step 12: Add cotton wool to the hat and complete his face with a pair of eyes

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Arty Crafty Kids | Coloring Pages

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy this Printable Paper Santa Craft and colouring pages! 

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3D Printable Christmas Tree Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Christmas Tree Craft - A fun paper Christmas tree craft for kids. Download, print and decorate with tissue paper, buttons and fingerprints! #printable #christmascraft #kidscrafts #christmas #papercraft #kids

An easy 3D Printable Christmas Tree Craft for Kids. Using the template as a creative prompt, Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their arty crafty imaginations to complete the trees.  

For best results, gather a variety of loose parts (including and not limited too): buttons, sequins, scrap paper or tissue paper, items for printing and splatting – the options are endless! and simply hand over to the Arty Crafty Kids and let them take care of the creative process. 

As a member to the Arty Crafty Kids Club, you could also download our collection of reindeer finger-puppets and with the Christmas trees, set up a magical Christmas scene to enhance playtime. 

3d Printable Christmas Tree Craft: Materials 

Christmas Tree Template
Green or/and White Card Stock 
An assortment of loose parts (buttons, sequins etc) 
Optional – Tissue Paper 
Optional – Paint 
PVA Glue /Glue Stick 
Scissors

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3D Printable Christmas Tree Craft: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Download and print the Christmas Tree template on to white or green card stock.

The  template can be accessed via the  Arty Crafty Kids Club

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Step 2: Your Arty Crafty Kids can use their creativity to decorate their trees. 

Against white card stock, we decided to collage our Christmas Trees with tissue paper squares, using a range of cool winter colours (blue, purple, green), mixed with a few warm tones (pink and red). 

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Step 3: Spread a generous amount of PVA glue across the template and place multiple tissue paper squares across the template until the tree is filled. 

Encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to layer the tissue paper throughout the process and ask: 

What happens to the colours when you layer the tissue paper… 

– Are they lighter or darker? 
– Have you made any new colours? 
– How would you describe the new shades? 

To secure the tissue paper, spread a thin layer of PVA glue on top of the completed collage. 

Leave to thoroughly dry and then repeat the process with the blank side. 

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Step 4: Once the glue has dried, cut out the Christmas Trees. 

Cut along the dotted lines; one from the top and the other from the bottom of the tree. 

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Step 5: Connect the Tree to make to create a free standing 3D Christmas Tree. 

Print off a few more and explore different creative techniques…

3D Printable Christmas Tree Craft: More ideas! 

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Christmas Tree Craft - A fun paper Christmas tree craft for kids. Download, print and decorate with tissue paper, buttons and fingerprints! #printable #christmascraft #kidscrafts #christmas #papercraft #kidsDecorate the trees with fingerprints! 

Connect the prints with a little black squiggly line and they will transformed into Christmas lights. 

Create Winter splats with white and blue paint. 

Or simply add decorative buttons! 

With blank white trees, Arty Crafty Kids may also enjoy drawing and colouring in their designs. 

The options really are limitless! 

The Arty Crafty Kids Club

Makes crafting with kids easy! 

Filled with art and craft templates, colouring pages and how-to-draw guides – members get unlimited downloads and can find everything they need to get creative in one convenient place. 

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For more Christmas craft inspirations, check out this seasons most popular!

Silhouette Bauble Art 

Jingle Bells Rudolph 

3D Rudolph Craft 

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Christmas Tree Craft - A fun paper Christmas tree craft for kids. Download, print and decorate with tissue paper, buttons and fingerprints! #printable #christmascraft #kidscrafts #christmas #papercraft #kids

Printable Snowman Activities

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Snowman Activities - Download Snowman Colouring Pages, drawing prompts and craft templates from the Arty Crafty Kids Club! #printable #downloads #wintercrafts #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

As the weather chills and the jumpers and woolly hats come out of hibernation, we’re turning our Arty Crafty hands to Winter themed crafts, and this can only mean one thing… Snowmen! Today I am excited to show you just a few of our recent Printable Snowman Activities.

Within the Arty Crafty Kids Club, we have a collection of Snowman Colouring pages, drawing prompts, crafts templates and activity pages to keep kids busy during the Winter months. 

Printable Snowman Activities: The Arty Crafty Kids Club 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Snowman Activities - Download Snowman Colouring Pages, drawing prompts and craft templates from the Arty Crafty Kids Club! #printable #downloads #wintercrafts #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Our colouring pages are all hand drawn with oodles of love and attention. 

And within the Arty Crafty Kids Club you will find an array of colouring pages to suit all ages and interests!

Arty Crafty Kids can also turn some colouring pages into puppets. 

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Snowman Activities - Download Snowman Colouring Pages, drawing prompts and craft templates from the Arty Crafty Kids Club! #printable #downloads #wintercrafts #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

At Arty Crafty Kids we love to draw and have a section within the members area dedicated to how-to-draw guides and drawing prompts. 

Here, we have two snowman prompts for Arty Crafty Kids to complete, which are great for developing drawing techniques and engaging imaginations. 

Within the membership area Arty Crafty Kids can learn how to draw anything from dinosaurs to unicorns, koalas and even a chameleon!

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To keep the Arty Crafty Kids club fresh and seasonally relevant, the club is updated each and every week with all sorts of exciting crafts and activities! 

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Snowman Activities - Download Snowman Colouring Pages, drawing prompts and craft templates from the Arty Crafty Kids Club! #printable #downloads #wintercrafts #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

For more Winter themed crafts to try with the kiddies, take a look at these popular posts from our achieves: 

Bubble Wrap Winter Tree 

Cardboard Tube Snowflake 

Watercolour and Oil Pastel Snowflake

I hope your children enjoy exploring Printable Snowman Activities and craft templates within the Arty Crafty Kids club. If you have any questions regarding membership, please do not hesitate to ping an email across to helen@artycraftykids.com 

Happy Crafting! 

Helen 

3D Printable Rudolph Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Rudolph Craft for Kids. Play with shapes and dimension to create a cool 3D Reindeer with bouncy handprint antler! A fun and engaging Christmas craft for kids #christmas #printable #papercraft #christmascrafts #kids #kidscrafts

Play and explore shapes with this adorable 3D Printable Rudolph Craft.

With bouncy handprint antlers and a big bold red nose, Arty Crafty Kids will love seeing their  Christmasy creations literally  pop out from the page! 

This is a fun and engaging craft for kids, that adds to a growing collection of interactive Rudolph Crafts, including Musical Rudolph Puppets, Reindeer Finger Puppets and Paper Rudolph with a big bouncy red nose and jingly antlers.

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Rudolph Craft for Kids. Play with shapes and dimension to create a cool 3D Reindeer with bouncy handprint antler! A fun and engaging Christmas craft for kids #christmas #printable #papercraft #christmascrafts #kids #kidscrafts

3D Printable Rudolph Craft: Materials 

Rudolph Template
Blue Card Stock
Brown, Beige, Yellow and Red Paper
Glue Stick
Paint (optional)
Scissors

The Rudolph Template can be accessed via the  Arty Crafty Kids Club

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3D Printable Rudolph Craft: Tutorial 

Step 1: Download and print the template via the Arty Crafty Kids Club

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Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Rudolph Craft for Kids. Play with shapes and dimension to create a cool 3D Reindeer with bouncy handprint antler! A fun and engaging Christmas craft for kids #christmas #printable #papercraft #christmascrafts #kids #kidscrafts

Step 2: Cut out the large oval and trace this shape onto brown construction paper.

Cut out the second oval within the first and again, trace onto brown paper.

Cut out the circular nose and trace this shape onto red paper.

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Step 3: Cut out the remaining ear and eye elements.

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Rudolph Craft for Kids. Play with shapes and dimension to create a cool 3D Reindeer with bouncy handprint antler! A fun and engaging Christmas craft for kids #christmas #printable #papercraft #christmascrafts #kids #kidscraftsStep 4: Trace around a pair of Arty Crafty hands onto beige paper and cut out. 

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Rudolph Craft for Kids. Play with shapes and dimension to create a cool 3D Reindeer with bouncy handprint antler! A fun and engaging Christmas craft for kids #christmas #printable #papercraft #christmascrafts #kids #kidscraftsStep 5: Glue the ear elements to the back of the small oval as shown above and glue to the blue card stock, leaving enough room at the top of the card for the handprint antlers.

As you can see from the image, we’ve added some snow prints to our blue backdrop.

To create these prints, we simply placed a pen lid into white acrylic paint and printed in a random formation across the card. A similar effect can be achieved with bubble wrap and fingertips!

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Rudolph Craft for Kids. Play with shapes and dimension to create a cool 3D Reindeer with bouncy handprint antler! A fun and engaging Christmas craft for kids #christmas #printable #papercraft #christmascrafts #kids #kidscrafts

Step 6: Glue the big red nose to the centre of the large oval. 

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Step 7: Take the large oval and create a small fold at both ends, adding some glue along the fold.

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Step 8: Position the oval in a horizontal position and gently bend the paper by pulling in the two folds to create an arch. Once your Arty Crafty Kids are happy with its position, stick the folds down to the paper.

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Step 9: Add a pair of eyes! 

Arty Crafty Kids | 3D Printable Rudolph Craft for Kids. Play with shapes and dimension to create a cool 3D Reindeer with bouncy handprint antler! A fun and engaging Christmas craft for kids #christmas #printable #papercraft #christmascrafts #kids #kidscrafts

Step 10: The Accordion Folds! 

Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut out four even strips of yellow paper – ideally, the strips will be fairly wide and for length, I would recommend cutting the paper from the shortest side of an A4 piece of paper.

Take two strips and position them in a 90° angle as shown above. Glue the connecting papers together.

Step 11: Simply fold the bottom strip over the top and crease the fold along the edge. This will make the accordion fold tight!

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Step 12: Keep alternating the strip folds until you run out of paper and seal the ends with glue.

Take another two strips of paper and repeat the process to create a second paper accordion.

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Step 13: Glue the bottoms of both accordion folds to the top of the reindeer’s head and attach the handprints to the top of each. 

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The 3D Printable Rudolph Craft is now complete! 

This craft is a fabulous way to explore and play with dimensions and shape, creating body and depth to the final creation. 

The Arty Crafty Kids Club

Makes crafting with kids easy! 

Filled with art and craft templates, colouring pages and how-to-draw guides – members get unlimited downloads and can find everything they need to get creative in one convenient place. 

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Printable Rocket Ship for Kids

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

This Printable Rocket Ship craft is a fun and simple activity for young children, with an abundance of naturally occurring learning outcomes. The creative process supports cutting and pre-writing skills, shape sorting, counting and identification, with some process art mixed in for good measure!

With or without the template, children will enjoy the combination of process-led art and guided craft to create their very own rocket ships!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Printable Rocket Ship for Kids: Materials

Rocket Ship Template
Black Card stock
Coloured Paper OR Colouring Pencils
Pencil/Pen
Glue Stick
Scissors
(Optional) Paint, Paint brush & Glue Stick

Printable Rocket Ship for Kids: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Step 1: Download the Rocket Ship Printable from the Arty Crafty Kids Club.

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Step 2: Create a starry backdrop for the rocket ship.

Here, we’ve used one of our favourite techniques – Splat Painting!

Splat painting doesn’t have to be messy, it can be controlled by brushing a flat edged object (like a glue stick or blunt plastic knife) against a paint filled brush.

Keep the brush low and gently scrape the flat edged object against the brush in an upwards motion, this will ensure the splats spread across the paper.

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Step 3: Continue splatter painting until your Arty Crafty Kids are satisfied with their starry backdrop.

Try adding a second, third or even fourth colour to create a galaxy effect.

Set the painting aside and leave it to dry.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Step 4: The template includes shapes with dotted lines. As an extension to the activity, ask your Arty Crafty Kids to join the dots and then identify and count the shapes.

Before moving onto the next step, Arty Crafty Kids are presented with two options:

  1. Join the dots and simply colour in shapes.
  2. Cut out and trace the shapes onto coloured paper.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Step 5: Cut out the individual shapes.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Step 5: If your Arty Crafty Kids decided to proceed with option 2, trace around the shapes with a pencil. Alternatively, move forward a step and begin assembling the rocket ship!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Step 6: Using the starry backdrop, begin assembling the rocket ship and secure the shapes with a glue stick.

Optional Extra – Add a few paper flames with any left over scrap paper.

Arty Crafty Kids Club

The Arty Crafty Kids club is an online membership area dedicated to art and craft templates, colouring pages, how to draw guides, activity booklets and much more!

Updated weekly, we make crafting with kids easy and fun!

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I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy creating their printable rocket ships!

We will be expanding our transportation catalogue of crafts over the coming weeks, so be sure to sign up to our regular newsletter to remain up to date with our latest arts and crafts.

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Rocket Ship for Kids - Children can trace, cut and stick the simple shapes to create a rocket ship. Great for fine motor skills and shape play #printable #kidscrafts #preschool #finemotor #shapes

Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Craft meets play with these adorable Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets! Arty Crafty Kids can choose from Rudolph, Vixen, Dancer and Dasher to colour in and enjoy with endless possibilities…

Bring these lovable to life through the art of story telling.  Set up a small puppet theatre and work with your children to create a story with a beginning, middle and end. What adventures will they have?

And venture into a members area, where you can also download Mr and Mrs Claus!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets: Materials 

Colouring Pens/Pencils or even Paint!
Scissors
White Card Stock

Download Rudolph, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer from the Arty Crafty Kids Club

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Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets: Tutorial 

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 1: Download and print the reindeer templates onto white card stock!

Download Rudolph, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer from the Arty Crafty Kids Club

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 2: Add a splash of colour!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 3: Grab a pair of scissors and begin cutting around the puppets. 

While the reindeer bodies are reasonably easy to navigate around,  little hands may need assistance around the antlers!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 5: Cut out a pair of finger holes.

The holes are fairly generous in the size to allow ‘best fit’ for your child’s fingers. Try to leave any excess white space at the bottom of the hole.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

Step 6: It’s time to play!

With all four designs, kids can add personality and character to their reindeer.

To get your Arty Crafty Kids started, ask them…

  • What are their character traits?
  • What does Rudolph sound like?
  • Can Dancer really dance?

The Arty Crafty Kids club is filling up with

Christmas Craft templates!

Here’s a small snapshot of what you can expect to

find when you join.

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Reindeer Finger Puppets - Chose from Rudolf, Vixen, Dasher and Dancer to colour in, cut and play with! Adorable, hand drawn Christmas Reindeer finger puppets for kids #printable #christmas #christmascrafts #kidscrafts

DIY Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

With the aide of a handy printable template, Arty Crafty Kids can easily recreate this gorgeous Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card project. Painted with fingerprints alone, their art will double up as a treasured keepsake for years to come and  will be loved by parents and family.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card: Materials

 

White Cardstock
Paint (ideally acrylic)
Black Marker Pen
Tissue Paper (optional)
Ribbon (optional)
PVA Glue

Download the Christmas Tree Template! 

The Christmas Tree Fingerprint Card be accessed the Arty Crafty Kids club – Join to access our complete library of art and craft templates!

We’re currently in full Christmas mode and have a very exciting collection of Christmas themed finger-puppets and movable paper puppets coming within the next few weeks!

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Members can also download a A4 Christmas Tree Fingerprint Art version of this craft, which is available for free! Click the link above to be redirected to the post.

Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 1: Step 1: Download and print the Christmas Tree template onto white cardstock!

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printablesStep 2: Apply paint to your Arty Crafty Kids fingertip(s) with a brush and print along each line of the tree.

To create a layered effect with the prints, start from the bottom and work up.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 3: Continue working along the tree.

Avoid applying a fresh coat of paint for every print and use the same application until the prints fade. This will add texture and body to the completed piece, with some prints clearer and bolder than others.

Fill the Christmas Tree with and finish with a single fingerprint at the top.

Step 4: Using a variety of bold colours, tip a clean fingertip directly into the paint and again print, this time in a random formation across the tree. 

These bright colours will become a chain of pretty baubles (or lights depending on your Arty Crafty Kids perspective!).

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 5: While the paint dries, paint the the Christmas Tree pot!

To add additional texture, fill the brim of the pot with balls of tissue paper. The motion of tearing, scrunching, rolling and sticking is a great exercise for developing fine motor skills.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 6: Once the paint has thoroughly dried connect the baubles with a squiggly trail of black pen. 

I would recommend starting from the top of the tree and working down.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 7: Older children may enjoy challenging themselves to connecting the baubles in diagonal lines.

Continue with the squiggly lines until all the baubles are joined.

They do not have to be connected by the same squiggly line, they also can be separated.

Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables

Step 9: Complete the Fingerprint Christmas Tree Art with a pretty bow!

And then simply fold the card in half to transform it into a Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card.

For more easy Art & Craft Projects, join the Arty Crafty Kids club and gain instant access to library of fun printables!

Arty Crafty Kids | Musical Rudolph Reindeer Puppets - Jingle all the way with these gorgeous Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Puppets. A fun and interactive Christmas craft for kids!

 

 

 

 

I hope your Arty Crafty Kids enjoy the process of creating and sending out their Fingerprint Christmas Tree Cards!

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Arty Crafty Kids | Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card - Using the template as a card, kids can add a personal touch to their Christmas Cards by adding their fingerprints to form a Christmas Tree. A simple, beautiful Christmas card idea that kids will love creating #christmascrafts #christmas #papercrafts #kidscrafts #template #printables