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! This makes a great keepsake for the holiday season.
Reindeer Handprint Tutorial
Reindeer Handprint Ornament Supplies Needed:
- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Candy Eye/ Googly Eyes
- Pipe Cleaner
- Twine (or thin red ribbon)
How To Make A Handprint Ornament With The Reindeer Theme:
Gather your supplies for this fun little construction paper craft.
Start with your brown construction paper. Grab you pen and trace your child’s hand prints. Carefully cut out the child’s 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. Glue a small red circle at the tip of the thumb as Rudolph’s red nose or you could use a red pom pom for this purpose.
Next, take your scissors and poke a hole along thumb above the eye for the antlers. Also poke a hole at the very top of the reindeer handprint for the twine loop to hang the ornament. Take the pipe cleaner 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 heart 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!
You can make one handprint reindeer ornament for each of Santa’s reindeer- there’s Donner, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Cupid, Vixen, Blitzen, Comet, and Rudolph and then label each one. These great Christmas crafts would also be a fun idea used as gift tags.
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! This is one of our favorite ornaments. The best part is watching how proud your child is when you display their craft work. You might want to put your child’s name and the year they made it on the back of the reindeer so you will can pull out these perfect keepsakes and reminisce each year. So do you think you will make these handprint Christmas ornaments? Share a photo of your adorable handprint reindeer ornament on social media and tag us @familyfocusblog!