How to Make a Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament

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What would a week of Christmas crafts be without making an ornament or two?  Today’s craft is one that will hang on your tree for years reminding you of your child’s small hands and fingers.

This handprint Christmas tree ornament is so cute!  |

How to make a Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament

Preparation time: None
Project time: ~20 minutes
Project cost: $ Medium
Parental involvement: Medium
Inspiration: Adorable Handprint Christmas Tree from Fun Handprint Art


  • 5×5 wood squares
  • Green, yellow, blue, brown, and red paint
  • Glue
  • Gold glitter
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon

Preparation instructions:

  • None!

Step by step instructions:

  • Paint your child’s hand green. Press their hand in the middle of the square.  Let that handprint dry.
  • Put the yellow, blue, and red paint on a piece of scrap paper and let your child paint fingerprints on the handprint Christmas tree to make ornaments.
  • Paint a trunk on the tree with the brown paint.  Let dry.
  • Draw the little garland shwoops and a star on top of the handprint Christmas tree with glue and let your child sprinkle the whole thing with glitter.  Let dry, then shake off excess glitter.
  • Use hot glue to glue ribbon to the back of the wood square.
  • Hang and enjoy!

This handprint Christmas tree ornament is so cute!  |

If you decide to make these Handprint Christmas tree ornaments with your child, be sure to come back and tell me about it!  Take pictures and share them on my Facebook sharing post!  I’d love to see what you and your little ones are making together!

This post is part of my 31 Days of Easy Crafts for Kids series.  Be sure to check out the rest of the crafts I’m doing this month!

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  1. This is such a cute idea! We’re making salt dough ornaments today, I’ll be adding this onto the list of Christmas crafts for this year. Thanks for sharing on Titus Tuesday.

  2. This is such an adorable idea! It would also be a good way to use some of my hubby’s wood scraps. Definitely adding this to our craft list. 😀

  3. Such a personal touch present!! Pinning this one 🙂
    Visiting from Inspired Me Mondays & hope you come join us again this week, Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

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