Hand Print Christmas Tree Ornaments are something special. If you have children or grandchildren, this is a great way to hold on to the memories. This is also a great way to decorate your Christmas tree. In this guide, I will give you a basic outline of how to create hand print Christmas tree ornaments. Then I will recommend some items you can use for the creation of the hand prints. Feel free to run with your own ideas.
Basics for Creating Hand Print Christmas Tree Ornaments
The basic outline for the craft is to use your child’s hand and trace it on some type of paper. Then you can cut the hand print out and let the child add things like glitter, paint, or color the hand print. Then you can use a hole puncher and punch a hole in the palm of the hand. You will need to use some type of ribbon to run through the hole and tie a loop. Then you can place the hand print ornament on your tree.
Items That Can Be Used for the Hand Print Christmas Tree Ornaments
There are many different items that can be used for the hand print Christmas tree ornaments. Below I will give you a list of items you may want to consider using. However, you are free to use what you want. If you are running low on money, then there are many things around your house you could probably use for this craft.
Here are some things you can use for the cutting of the hand print.
Poster Board – White poster board will work great. If you use white poster board, the child could color the board, paint on it, and more. This is also a sturdy piece of paper for the hand print.
Printer Paper – Printer paper will work, but keep in mind that it will not be as sturdy as poster board. If you use something like glitter glue to outline the hand print, the hand will curl up because the paint is too heavy.
Construction Paper – Construction paper can also be used, but it is similar to the printer paper. As long as you don’t try to outline it with glitter glue, you should be alright.
There may be more things you can use to cut the hand print out of. Those are the three things that pops to my head. However, we have tried printer paper and poster board. The poster board seems to work a lot better.
Decorating the Hand
You can use many things to decorate the hand depending on what you use to cut the hand out of. Some of the things you may want to use are glitter paints, glue and glitter, Christmas tensile, crayons, markers, and regular craft paint. There are many things you can use to decorate the hand.