Make It With the Family: Snowman Handprint Holiday Ornaments

Make fun memories with this simple craft that turns your child’s handprint into a festive keepsake.
Snowman Ornament Photo Aaron Yoshino

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino


Some so-called easy DIY holiday crafts can be tricky for kids and craft-challenged parents. (Some of us are included!) However, this cute way to preserve your child’s handprint really is simple for all ages. All it takes is a little paint, a blue ornament, some markers and ta-dah! You’ve made a handprint snowmen ornament.


We have also made them at home to accompany teacher gifts. You’ll love the little personalities that came out of each unique fingerprint.


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  • Blue ornaments (We found ours at Ben Franklin)
  • White acrylic paint (Also found at Ben Franklin)
  • Paintbrush
  • Sharpie markers


Photo: Michele Aucello


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  1. Older kids can paint their own hand, but you may need to help younger ones cover their hands with paint.
  2. Once your child grasps the ornament, press their fingers firmly on to it for a clear print.
  3. Hang the ornaments to dry.
  4. Once dry, have your child adorn their snowmen using Sharpie markers.
  5. Don’t forget to write his or her name and the year on the bottom.
  6. Add a cute ribbon if you wish and enjoy!


Snowman Handprint ornaments

Photo: Michele Aucello



  • Have the kids practice holding the ornament a few times before applying paint. Have them hold their hand open, palm up. Place the ornament on their palm and have them grasp it gently. Press their fingers gently onto the ornament.
  • We hung ours to dry from the pot rack in the kitchen using paper clips.


Handprint Snowmen Ornaments

Photo: Michele Aucello


This cute and easy-to-do Christmas project was inspired by


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Looking for more family fun? Find more craft ideas, tasty snack recipes, festive fun and a full roundup of events, including Santa hours and city light trolleys, in our Holiday Corner.