33 Fun Handprint Christmas Crafts That Are Easy to Make

Published:
December 1, 2021

Contributor:
Sara Dennis

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Have you thought about making some beautiful handprint Christmas crafts with your children? These crafts not only keep your kids happily entertained while you’re busy wrapping presents, but the crafts also make incredible gifts to give to family and friends. 

You can make Santa mason jars, a Nativity scene, or an elf salt dough handprint ornament. The best part is that you’ll only need some simple crafting supplies to get started!

handprint Christmas crafts easy to make

Handprint Crafts for Christmas

Christmas handprint crafts are a great way to spend a cold winter afternoon. You can create a family keepsake while helping your kids get into the holiday spirit.

Nativity Handprint Ornament

This Nativity salt dough handprint ornament features the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and either the three wise men or shepherds. The ornament will be a special gift to give to grandparents.

We 3 Kings Handprint Craft

Get your kids into the Christmas spirit with this fun craft for little hands. Your kids will love creating special memories as they create this amazing Three Wise Men handprint craft.

Nativity Handprint Crafts

Are you looking for footprint Christmas crafts? Then check out this beautiful Nativity handprint footprint craft! You’ll memorialize your child’s handprint and footprint on this Christmas keepsake.

Baby Jesus in a Manger

Use your child’s handprint to put baby Jesus in a manger! It’s a fun way to put little hands to work as you make lovely Christmas handprint art. You can even put this artwork on Christmas cards to send to family and friends.

Handprint Angels

Make a handprint angel Christmas card to send to the important people in your life. The card will keep the kids entertained on a craft morning, and give you some unique cards to mail this holiday season.

handprint ange craft

Christmas Handprint Crafts

You’ll find some amazing handprint ideas that allow you to use your kids’ handprints to make amazing Christmas gifts and keepsakes. Everyone will adore receiving these beautiful hand print crafts under the tree this season.

Gentle Holiday Schooling with Christmas Unit Studies

Preparing Your Heart for Christmas is a short 10-day Advent devotional and is suitable for children ingrades K-4. Younger children will enjoy the daily devotions and discussion questions, Advent Coloring Pages, and Advent Scene Builder.

The Christmas Around The World Unit Study is best suited to grades 4 & up and is a fun way to learn about Christmas traditions in other cultures around the world.

Christmas devotional

Handprint Grinch

Have you been wanting to send people a Grinch handprint Christmas card? Then now’s your chance! Use your children’s hands to make an amazing Grinch Handprint card for someone important in your child’s life.

grinch handprint Christmas craft

Handprint Keepsake Ornament

Celebrate your baby’s first Christmas by making a beautiful baby’s first Christmas handprint ornament. This beautiful clay handprint ornament is a keepsake you’ll treasure for years.

clay Christmas keepsake

Keepsake Handprint Ornament

Kids of all ages will love making this simple keepsake handprint ornament. It’s a fun craft for a single child or a large group of kids at a Christmas party. Plus, the ornaments make amazing Christmas gifts for teachers and grandparents.

keepsake ornament handprint Christmas craft

Family Handprint Christmas Tree

Use every hand in your family to make a handprint tree out of green paper. This amazing family handprint Christmas tree is simple to make and uses easy supplies like construction paper.

3D Handprint Christmas Tree

This incredible Christmas tree shape is formed by using handprints to make an easy 3D handprint Christmas tree. You can use the tree as a centerpiece on your holiday table. It will quickly become a favorite Christmas activity for the holiday season.

Christmas Penguin Handprint Craft

Your kids will love making this adorable Christmas penguin handprint craft during the Christmas season. You’ll just need cardstock, washable paint, coloring pens, and a paintbrush. Plus, you can add googly eyes for more crafting fun!

penguin handprint craft

Easy Handprint Christmas Crafts

Check the amazing Christmas handprint ideas below, such as Christmas mice or a Christmas handprint plaque. With a little help from your kids, you can craft a wonderful selection of handmade gifts to give to family and friends this Christmas season.

Christmas Handprint Plaque

This beautiful Christmas handprint plaque will look fabulous hanging on your door. It features handprints of Santa Claus and two handprint reindeer. It’s the perfect gift for grandparents!

Handprint Reindeer

If you’re looking for personalized Christmas handprint cards, then check out this adorable handprint reindeer Christmas card. It’s a cute card to send to family and friends.

reindeer handprint Christmas craft

Handprint Reindeer Craft with Construction Paper

This adorable reindeer craft features a reindeer with a red nose. You’ll also find a detailed step-by-step tutorial and a template to help you make the simple craft.

Rudolph reindeer Christmas craft

Handprint Snowman

If you’re looking for amazing preschool activities, be sure to check out this adorable snowman handprint craft. Your kids will adore making it and it will look adorable hanging on your refrigerator.

snowman handprint Christmas craft

Christmas Mice

A couple more fun craft ideas are to make Christmas mice with your kids. This handprint art, M is for mouse, is a great way to keep your kids entertained as they make some cute Christmas mice to hang around the house.

If you’re looking for footprint art to make with your kids, then check out this adorable Night Before Christmas, footprint mice craft. It’s a beautiful keepsake to create with your children.

Handprint Gingerbread Man

Make an easy handprint gingerbread man with your toddlers and preschoolers. It’s the perfect activity for a Christmas party.

handprint gingerbread man craft

Christmas Handprint Ideas

Hand print crafts also make great Christmas decorations to decorate your house. You can hang the artwork on your door, on your fridge, or in your living room. 

Handprint Christmas Tree

Spend an afternoon with your children making a handprint Christmas tree, a handprint Santa, and a handprint Rudolph out of construction paper. You’ll just need some googly eyes, pom-poms.

handprint Christmas tree craft

Handprint Mittens

Use your children’s hands to make some charming handprint paper mittens. While they won’t keep your children’s hands warm, they will look stunning hanging on your child’s door!

Handprint Snowflakes

Christmas is the perfect time to use some white paint and cardstock to make beautiful handprint snowflake art. You can also use the same technique to make some stunning homemade cards.

Another favorite Christmas activity is making snowflake handprints using white paint and blue construction paper. The snowflakes will be a fun keepsake for years to come.

Handprint Wreath

Make a stunning kids’ handprint Christmas wreath to hang on your door this year. It’s a fun activity that will keep the little elves in your life busy for an afternoon.

This handprint wreath is a simple craft that would be perfect to give to teachers and grandparents. You’ll just need some green cardstock, red ribbon, and some red decorations. And you’ll end up with a keepsake to treasure!

Handprint Christmas Art

Turn your children’s hands into beautiful Christmas handprint art. You have a wonderful selection of art projects to choose from, such as a Christmas tree, a snowman, an elf, a Santa, a penguin, and a reindeer.

Christmas Crafts with Handprints

Some of the best ideas are simple crafts that are easy to make while creating special memories of beautiful moments with your children. The best part is that these crafts also make fun gifts to give family and friends, such as a handprint reindeer ornament or a Mason jar Santa.

Handprint Elves

Instead of sending out a commercial card this year, make cute little elves by following the instructions to make this adorable handprint elf Christmas card. It’s a unique craft idea your kids will love making.

What could be better than hanging salt dough handprint ornaments on your Christmas tree like this handprint elf ornament? It’s a keepsake you’ll treasure for years!

Lil’ Reindeer Handprint Craft

If you’re looking for fun things to make on a cold afternoon, check out this fun lil’ reindeer Rudolph craft. Your kids can give him a red nose and handprint antlers! 

Handprint Rudolph Craft

Use paint to make an adorable handprint Rudolph with your children. You’ll only need simple supplies like construction paper, pom poms, and googly eyes.

If you’re looking for unique craft ideas, you can’t go wrong with these fabulous handprint reindeer Christmas ornaments. Your kids will love making Rudoph, Donner, and Blitzen and hanging them on the Christmas tree.

Santa Handprint Mason Jar

This incredible mason jar Santa handprint craft will look great decorating your Christmas over the holiday season. You can fill it with candy, paper clips, or pencils. Plus, you’ll have a keepsake of your child’s tiny hand to treasure each year.

Handprint Santa

Pull out the cotton balls and the felt to make your favorite Christmas character: Santa Claus! Your kids will adore putting together this fun Santa handprint craft on a cold December day.

This festive Santa handprint includes a free template to make it super easy to create this fabulous craft. Plus, if you punch a hole in the top and string a ribbon through it, the craft makes a cute handprint Christmas tree ornament to hang on the tree.

Santa handprint Christmas craft

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