Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament

There is something so great about making homemade Christmas tree ornaments, especially this handprint Christmas tree ornament. Not only are they super cute and fun to make, but it makes memories.

Sure, you’re spending time together as a family, but you’ll get to remember how tiny your little one’s hand is forever!

Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

I love making homemade Christmas ornaments with my family. Every year, we pull out the ones we’ve made and hang them on the tree.

So when I saw this handprint Christmas tree ornament over at The Imagination Tree, I knew I wanted to add a similar one to our holiday ornament collection!

Anna colored her salt dough before forming the ornaments, but we decided to make several different kinds of salt dough Christmas ornaments from our batch and left it plain white.

We painted the dried ornament using acrylic paints, and added red and gold fingerprints to the “tree” as ornaments.

Isn’t it adorable?

Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

This homemade ornament is so easy to make, and is also very budget friendly which is even better!

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Supplies you need to make this Christmas Tree Handprint Ornament:

Materials Needed:
Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament
Step by step on how to create your Christmas tree ornament.

How To Make Your Christmas Tree Ornament:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and water. It will come together to form a dough — remove it from the bowl and knead it until it is smooth.
  2. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin, then press your child’s hand onto the dough to form the handprint. The tree looks best if your child’s fingers are pressed together.
  3. Use a bowl or circle cookie cutter to cut around the handprint to create your ornament.
  4. Poke holes in the top of the ornament using the toothpick to run string through once the ornament is finished.
  5. Allow to air dry in a warm place for 48-72 hours. You can also bake the ornaments at 200 degrees F for 3-4 hours to speed the process.
  6. Once dry, use the acrylic paints to color the ornament. Glue a star embellishment to the top (we found our gold wooden star at the local craft store!)
  7. Add string and your ornament is ready to hang on your tree!
Notes:

You can also bake the Christmas tree ornaments at 200 degrees F for 3-4 hours to speed the process.

Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament
I love the gold start at the stop of this Christmas tree ornament!
Yield: 1 Christmas Tree Ornament

Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament

homemade christmas ornaments

This homemade Christmas Tree ornament is not only beautiful, but it is a keepsake you will treasure forever and ever!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15-$20

Materials

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Acrylic paint
  • Toothpick
  • String
  • Star embellishment

Tools

  • Paint Brush

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and water. It will come together to form a dough — remove it from the bowl and knead it until it is smooth.
  2. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin, then press your child’s hand onto the dough to form the handprint. The tree looks best if your child's fingers are pressed together.
  3. Use a bowl or circle cookie cutter to cut around the handprint to create your ornament.
  4. Poke holes in the top of the ornament using the toothpick to run string through once the ornament is finished.
  5. Allow to air dry in a warm place for 48-72 hours. You can also bake the ornaments at 200 degrees F for 3-4 hours to speed the process.
  6. Once dry, use the acrylic paints to color the ornament. Glue a star embellishment to the top (we found our gold wooden star at the local craft store!)
  7. Add string and your ornament is ready to hang on your tree!

Notes

You can also bake the Christmas tree ornaments at 200 degrees F for 3-4 hours to speed the process. This is the method I prefer.

 

More Christmas Craft Ideas

If you loved this DIY salt dough ornament, then you definitely won’t want to miss this awesome list of Christmas ornaments kids can make!

We have over 100 Christmas crafts kids can make.

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