Using handprints is a fun way to make Christmas crafts with kids. Kids like to use their hands, and these crafts will help your kids improve their coordination and motor skills. This article will provide you with detailed instructions on creating several handprint Christmas crafts with kids.
A wreath is a fun and easy craft for kids to make for Christmas. For this handprint craft you will need green construction paper, a pencil, scissors, glue, a paper plate, red construction paper, and ribbon. Start by helping kids trace their handprints several times on the green construction paper.
Then help kids cut the center of the paper plate out by first folding it in half. Cut the handprints out as well, and cut out a couple small red circles for wreath decorations. Then help kids arrange the handprints around the left over paper plate circle.
You can overlap and alternate the direction of the handprints to make a fuller wreath. When all of the handprints have been placed help kids glue them to the paper plate. Then add the red circles as ornaments and glue a loop of ribbon to the back of the wreath so you can hang it on your door for Christmas.
Another easy and fun craft for kids during the Christmas season is a tree. For this craft you will need green paper, a pencil, scissors, a cardboard tube, glue, tape, and buttons or beads. Start by helping kids trace their handprints a couple of times on the paper.
Instead of rounded the wrist part of the handprint to make a palm help kids taper this section into a point like a Christmas tree. Then help kids cut out each handprint. Also cut a slit in the cardboard tube up the entire length of the tube. Twist the roll to make a cone shape and tape it in place.
Then help kids glue the handprints around the cone with the fingers facing downward. Cover the entire cone by overlapping the handprints. Then help kids glue the buttons or beads all over the Christmas tree for a finished look. This handprint craft makes a great Christmas decoration on your table, mantel, or counter.
Handprints are a fun way to get kids involved in creating crafts, and these crafts are good for helping kids learn to work with their hands. Try these Christmas crafts with your kids, and you will all have a great time.