Kids just love crafts! I love making and receiving crafts with my kids handprints and/or footprints. They are just so special! There are so many holiday handprint crafts that can be done. We chose a handprint reindeer craft and decided to turn it into an ornament this Christmas! My son wanted to hang his masterpiece on his tree! This Reindeer Handprint Ornament craft takes no time at all. There is cutting and gluing which my children love when it comes to crafts and you probably already have everything that you need in your craft box for this ornament!
Reindeer Handprint Ornament Tutorial
Reindeer Handprint Ornament Supplies Needed:
- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Candy Eye/Googly Eye
- Pipe Cleaner
Directions for how to make your Reindeer Handprint Ornament:
Start with your brown construction paper. Grab you pen and trace your child’s hand. Carefully cut out the handprint. Next, grab your glue stick, your pipe cleaner and your eye. We only had red pipe cleaners for the reindeer antler. You can use whatever color you have! It can definitely be a fun reindeer with lots of colors!
Your children can definitely do the glueing in these next few parts. Put a little glue on the backside of the eye and place it on the thumb…about half way up. Next, take your scissors and pole a hole at the top of the thumb for the antlers and a hole at the very top of the handprint for the twine loop. Take the twine and cut it in half. Place it through the hole on the thumb and twist to make antlers. You might need to grab another small piece to make lower antlers.
Next take a small piece of twine and make a loop through the top hole to hang your ornament. We added a hear and hooves. My kids loved glueing these on! You can decorate your reindeer however you want. Add a star or a collar or even a mane…whatever your child wants to do! Let them be creative with their ornament!
Has your child ever made a handprint craft? Give this reindeer handprint ornament a try the next your child wants to do a craft! It would even make a great diy gift for your child to give family members!
You may also enjoy this tutorial for making pine cone Christmas trees!