Wordless Wednesday – Christmas Handprint Ornament

I’ve been feeling quite crafty lately, and have really been getting into the Christmas spirit.
I hosted our Monday Mommy’s Group this week, and led everyone in making handprint ornaments with our little ones.
It was super easy and inexpensive, not to mention pretty darn cute! Enjoy…

Clear, plastic ornament; decorative ribbons; washable paint; foam paint brush; fine-tipped Sharpie pen.

 Cut the decorative ribbon and put inside the ornament. Use the foam brush to paint your childs palm. Help your child put his/her handprint on the ornament. TIP: if the handprint smudges or isn’t clear, wipe off with a damp paper towel or washcloth, then dry off the ornament with a dry paper towel, and try again! Once the handprint looks good, or is as good as it will get (*insert smile*), set it down in a safe place to dry. TIP: leave the top hanger part of the ornament off so you have a nice flat surface to keep the ornament from rolling around as it dries. As the paint is drying, cut white decorative ribbon and use the permanent pen (I like Sharpies) to write your child’s name and the year. Tie it around the ornament hanger in a knot or bow. Re-assemble and hang your ornament on the tree!

Completed Handprint Ornament

Hanging on the Tree!

 

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Posted on December 13, 2011, in General Parenting and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Have you seen the special winter Coca Cola round drinks? I keep wondering if they might work for something like this. (They’re quite large though..)

  2. Hey thanks for showing how to do this! I was considering it and didn’t know where to start. Love the clear bulb with ribbons inside.

  3. How creative! Love the ornament!

  4. Love this idea! tweeted and posted to facebook! Stopping in from MBS for WW

  5. I so admire crafty creativity. I don’t have any!

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