make these now! handprint snowman ornament. :)

 I'm trying to be a good mom this week and do a bunch of Christmas crafts with the boys...I'm hoping to have the turn out well enough to share here...so you can join in the fun. :) I promise they will all be EASY and not take too much time. :)

First up are these adorable five finger snowmen.  I found the tutorial over on Full of Great Ideas and thought they were ADORABLE and perfect for my boys age.
 Here is what you need...plus one black and one orange sharpie.  My snowman making technique is a little different than the original tutorial. :)  
white acrylic craft paint
sponge brush
round ornaments (i used glass ones from Target)
egg carton for drying
 I painted each boys right hand...
 ...then placed the ornament in the palm of their hand...then told them to hold it like a ball for one second then open their hand back up.  They did it perfectly with no problem...even hoho. :)
 Repeat with all of your ornaments and children.  A little tip...if you are doing two children...maybe do the left hand of one and right hand of the other...makes it a little easier to keep track of tiny hands. :) 
 Once the paint is dry...go back in and add your snowman details. :)
 They all end up being cute...no matter how wonky. :)
 Event the thumb. :)
 Be sure to write the name and year on the bottom.
 Cute. Cute. Cute.
 Some of hoho's snowmen were a little wispy...but still cute.
 Add a ribbon...
Add a ribbon and hang or give. :) We are giving one to each of Moses' teachers.

Have fun! Be sure to tell me if you try these so I can come see. :) 

xo
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46 comments:

Dawn M said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Would you mind sharing what type of paint you used?

Dawn M said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing.

Would you mind telling what type of paint you used?

Amanda said...

Too gosh darn cute! I love them!

Bethany said...

Super cute! I don't know if I'll have time to get around to it this year, but if not, we're going to do it next year!

kelleysbeads said...

I made these this weekend with my kids and they LOVED them! Such a fun and easy craft that make great presents for the grandparents and our Christmas tree!!!

Stephanie said...

These are just the sweetest things! I love them! My girl is only 2, but I might try this with her anyway. Thanks!

MJ said...

such a cute idea!!

Jen Stokes said...

Okay, I am totally doing this on Wednesday when my niece is here. They will love it! This is so, so cute!

Jen

Ky said...

Wow! They're fantastic! So cute and a great gift idea for grandparents too.

Janel said...

the best idea ever Crystal! thanks so much (as usual) for sharing!

Merry Christmas too, by the way!

Alicia said...

This is a really lovely idea and a nice keepsake. Also a perfect gift for Grandma and Grandpa! GREAT!

Trish said...

Those are ADORABLE!!!

The Byron Family said...

LOVE this idea! I am going to do it with my school kids and at home for a fun activity with my 2 year old! thanks for the great idea!

Kandi said...

Aren't those just the cutest? My youngest made one of those last year at school (1st grade) and wrapped it up and gave it to me for Christmas. I just love it!

Stacia said...

This is adorable. I definitely have time to try this with my kids:)

Kahler and Katy said...

these are aaaaadorable!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

These are adorable! I've got my boys home from school today because it's too cold to go out. We'll be making some of these

Kim said...

I am so going to do this with my grandson next year. Love, love, love this idea.

luci said...

this is such a fabulous idea. thanks forsharingit.

Sara said...

I made these last year, only slightly different. I'm a sucker for handprint crafts! Here's a link to my post about them http://happybrownhouse.com/2009/12/19/handprint-snowmen-ornament/

angela said...

Thanks so much for sharing!!!! Love it!

Karen said...

These turned out SO well! I wrote about it too:
http://www.momofthreemonkeys.com/content/handprint-snowman-ornaments

LDH said...

So cute! Tucking this idea away for next year with my little grandchildren.

The Perfect Trio said...

i made these last year after seeing them either here or on meg's blog. so cute! the grandparents loved them!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

These are absolutely CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Love the keepsake element to it, but its so fun too! I shared it in a roundup of homemade ornaments - http://www.handsonaswegrow.com/2011/11/30-homemade-ornaments-for-kids.html -- thanks for the inspiration!

juliecantrell said...

We made these a few years' back, and it's still one of our favorite keepsake ornaments. I'm so glad you've posted such wonderful step-by-step instructions with photos. I hope you don't mind me sharing this on www.juliecantrell.com where I'm blogging all month about Christmas activities/crafts/fun. I'll be sure to credit you and link folks to your great site. Thanks! j

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

These are way cute! I plan on linking to them on craftfail.com (NOT as a fail! As an inspiration image).

Sarah Hess said...

I did this with my children tonight and they absolutely LOVED it!! I have a 7 month old and instead of doing her hand, I did her foot. I used her little toes to make the snowmen and it turned out fabulous! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

ashleyewarren said...

If you're giving as a gift you can write a little tag to include:
"These aren't just five little snowmen
As anyone can see
I made them with my hand
Which is a part of me
Now each year when you trim the tree
You'll look back and recall
Christmas of _____(2011)
When my hand was just this small"

Robyn said...

Hi, I absolutely love these snowmen keepsake ornaments. I just did this activity with my own and posted it on my blog too... I loved it that much. Since I found it here I featured yours and your blog too- really they are so wonderful! thanks and heres the link

http://penpalsandpicturebooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/three-snowmen-fantastic-keepsake.html

renee s. said...

I just finished making some of these adorable snowmen ornaments for my son's teachers and grandparents. He had a blast and they came out so cute! Thanks so much for sharing the idea!! I'm making them next with my 16-month-old daughter, but I might have to find smaller glass balls for her little fingers. Merry Christmas!!

Heather - Chickabug said...

You are so creative!! I love this idea and just posted about it today (along with your reindeer ornament):

http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2011/12/diy-handprint-and-thumbprint-ornaments.html

Merry Christmas! : )

The Rudds said...

Thanks so much! I am planning to do this with my 3 year old song tomorrow. He LOVES paint. God bless you and your family this Christmas!

Tara Kramarsky said...

Hi there! I thought that this was so great that I featured it in my "100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations"! Have a great day! http://www.aspectacledowl.com/100-christmas-crafts-decorations/

Amber Warren said...

I made these snowman ornaments with my daughter this year. SOOO difficult to get a 14 month old to cooperate and keep her palm open and not make a big white blur, but the ornaments washed right up so we could try again as many times as we needed. Plus, she loved patting herself on the belly and turning it all white. There are so few crafts that a young child like her can do, so I really appreciate you posting this idea. We're going to make one of these for all her grandparents and uncles and aunts. Thanks!

Sarah said...

We just made these, too! Thanks so so much for sharing this, it really is an adorable craft! Blogged here!: http://emmyloubeedoo.blogspot.com/2012/12/snowman-hand-print-ornaments-how-not-to.html

Ericka Jourdan said...

I did this with my Sunday school class and used acrylic craft paint n sealed with clear spray paint turned out awwsome! Loved this idea!!

Ericka Jourdan said...

I used acrylic paint and sealed with clear... turned out great! Awesome idea!!!

Hannah Harder said...

So fun! We did this this year from Pinterest and my 4 and 6 year old loved it so much we had to buy more ornaments. Giving you a nod on my site about some inexpensive Christmas gifts we made this year. Cheaper Nuggets: My $10 White Christmas

Marianne said...

How have these stood the test of time? Paint flaking at all?

Coco Cana said...

How cute! With so many things on Pinterest you tend to see the same stuff over and over and this is one of the first super cute, easy and totally unique ideas I've seen in a long time for a hand print craft! Well done! This will be one of our family gifts for sure! Thanks for posting. I'll probably blog about our own on my blog and I will for sure link back to you for full credit. ;-) -Coco Cana from My Tales From The Crib

TRISH RIFFE said...

Did anyone ever get an answer as to what kind of paint

TRISH RIFFE said...

What kind of paint is best

TRISH RIFFE said...

Did anyone ever get an answer as to what kind of paint

Tess Bbs said...

It says at the top acrylic craft paint, I just made them using this paint and they turned out great :)

Colleen said...

I'm making these with my grandchildren -- on plastic ornaments. The snowmen came out great, but the sharpies are not working at all. Can you suggest another medium I could use? Help -- fast. Thx

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