There are so many adorable handprint crafts, and the choices for Christmas are incredible. One of my favorites is a handprint angel. It is a cute craft that doubles as an adorable keepsake. It is also a piece of cake to make and can be whipped up at the last minute.
white tempera paint
pie plate or small tray
grey fade-resistant cardstock
cream colored fade-resistant cardstock
grey-based patterned 8 ½ x 11-inch cardstock
stem with silver metallic leaves
circle tracer (juice lid size)
Making The Handprint Angel
This craft can be done independently by older children, or as an adult-child collaborative project with preschoolers.
Cut individual metallic leaves from the leaf stem with a pair of craft scissors.
Have your child make a handprint with white paint on grey cardstock.
When dry, cut out the handprint or have your child do so.
Invite your child to trace a circle onto cream colored cardstock and cut it out.
Ask your child to draw a face on the circle with a pencil.
Help your child glue the handprint, face and metallic leaf wings onto grey-based patterned cardstock to create an angel. Use a glue gun to help secure the wings.
Have your child make an oval swirl on top of the angel’s head for a halo.
Invite your child to shake silver glitter over the glue swirl.
Handprint Angel Holiday Greeting
If you like, a favorite holiday greeting can be added to the craft for a finishing touch.
Feel free to download this printable and use one of the holiday greetings for your craft.
This handprint angel picture is made in white, cream, silver and grey tones. The inspiration was a stem of metallic silver leaves found at a local dollar store. Traditional Christmas colors or your favorite color scheme would work wonderfully for this keepsake.
For an exquisite Seashell Angel Christmas Ornament craft, view the tutorial at hellowonderful.co .
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© Annette Kaminsky