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Santa handprint craft

Get kids in the mood for Christmas

Christmas is quickly approaching. I'm almost completely done with my Christmas shopping, so I've moved on to playing the Chipmunk's Christmas CD and having my kids make Christmas crafts. Our newest one is making a handprint Santa. If you have children under the age of 10, you'll want to give this craft a try.

You will need the following items to make your handprint Santa:

  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush


Follow these directions to make your handprint Santa:

Step 1:
Place your child's hand on a piece of construction paper. Trace the hand with a pencil.

Step 2:
Cut the handprint out with a pair or child friendly scissors. Turn the handprint in front of your child so that the fingers are pointing downward.

Step 3:
Paint the top of the hand down into the thumb red. This is Santa's hat. Wait for the paint to dry before continuing.

Step 4:
Paint the center of the palm of the hand a beige color, or the color that is closest to your skin tone. This is Santa's face. Wait for the paint to dry before continuing.

Step 5:
Paint the bottom of the hand and the fingers white. This is Santa's beard. Next, paint the tip of the thumb white and the bottom strip of the hat white so that it looks just like a real Santa hat.

Step 6:
Paint two black dots on Santa's face so that he has eyes.

Step 7:
Wait for the paint to dry before using the Santa. You can put a magnet on the back so Santa can decorate the fridge, or you can use a hole punch at the top to thread yarn through the hole to use the Santa as an ornament for the Christmas tree. The possibilities are endless. You can even flip the Santa over and write on the back, turning the craft into a Christmas card.