Thursday, December 1, 2011

This Christmas Craft will make a precious keepsake or a great homemade Christmas gift for Grandma. The Snowman Keepsake Ornament is a fun hand art craft to make in December.
Snowman Hand Art Ball Ornament

Christmas Hand Art Craft

This came out so cute I just had to share it with you!!! First, paint your kids hand white (with Acrylic paint, the Crayola washable stuff just won’t cover very well).
Snowman Hand Art Ball Ornament

How to Make Snowman Ornament

Put the ornament on your child’s hand and have them put their fingers up carefully. Put fingers back out and pull up ornament. Allow to dry (takes less than an hour!). Hint: If you put the balls on lids it keeps them steady.
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The painting itself was a lot of fun! We used acrylic paint (we tried several different kinds, but this produced the best results). Minnie (almost 4) was not able to do the detailed painting herself, but she did enjoy painting an ornament freestyle. I put the faces, scarves, arms, & hats on Tinkerbell (1) and Minnie’s (almost 4) ornaments. Didn’t they turn out cute!?! I love that you can see their handprint when you look at it from the bottom. If you look straight on, it just looks like 5 cute snowman on a snowy ground. The 9 pack of plain ornaments was $2.50 at Walmart.  Wouldn’t this make a WONDERFUL gift for a grandparent!? ! Plus I am keeping one of each as a keepsake.
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Here is Goofy’s (6 years old) hand print snowman creation! He did the painting all my himself! I am keeping this ornament for me!! What a precious keepsake!!
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Even if the fingers get smushed together (like one of Tinkerbell’s) you still make something cute….something like this. Although I’m sure a more crafty person might have some better looking solutions, but it worked for me. Santa Hand Art Ball Ornament

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    1. super cute! thanks for the comment on my blog. now i'm following you too. :)

    2. This is super cute. I am definitely marking this for next year! What a great keepsake and gift to give for little ones.

    3. Awwwwwww... that's adorable! I hadn't seen this one before. Definately a craft project to do with my daycare kiddo's.

    4. So cute!! We have that on our advent countdown! Can't wait to do ours now!!

    5. Very Cute! We may have to add this one to our December crafts.

    6. I LOVE this idea! I thought I had my Christmas Craft list finalized but I think I'm adding this one to the list! Thanks!

    7. I absolutely love how these turned out! Too cute! I pinned something similar on Pinterest, but we hadn't gotten around to trying it yet. I really want to now, after seeing yours! So glad you shared at Shine On Fridays!!

    8. I love this! I made these with my kids last year. They were a hit with the grandparents!

    9. Oh, these are cute. I'll have to do these with the kids this year!

      I'd love to invite you to join in on my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now...


    10. This is such a cool idea!!

      Carsedra of:

    11. So adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

    12. So awesome! Id LOVE for you to come link this up or any of your other holiday ideas in my new link up! Thanks!


    13. i hav nvr seen such a cool idea!! awesome!

    14. I love these, and love that you did them on blue ornaments. So cute, something we need to try. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

    15. I LOVE how these turned out, Beth! I really think they're a perfect Christmas gift! I pinned this to my Kids' Christmas Activities Pinterest board and featured it on the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

    16. Beautiful! I love these types of ornaments. They make great gifts for grandparents.
      Little Wonders' Days

    17. Just stopping by with congratulations! This post was in the top 5 most popular posts for December on Fun Family Crafts! Thanks for sharing your creativity! If you would like to see the post and grab a TOP 5 button, you can get one here Thanks!

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