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Handprint Christmas Art for Kids

We decorated our house for Christmas this weekend and we thought some Handprint Christmas Art for Kids would be a great way to get our smallest sugarplums involved! So we spent one morning making some beautiful parent and child shared art – using brushes, hands, and toes. Keep reading for a full tutorial for how you and your littles can make your own Christmas canvas.

Close up of Handprint Christmas Art by Champagne and Sugarplums

What you’ll need to make Handprint Christmas Art for Kids:

  • Canvas
  • Paint – gray, white, yellow, black, green, red
  • Paint brushes
  • Wood circle
  • Glue
Handprint Christmas Art being held by a toddler by Champagne and Sugarplums
Painting a canvas with gray paint by Champagne and Sugarplums

Start by painting the canvas in light gray. Bigger kids can do this step themselves, but smaller hands may need your help. We painted Baby M’s canvas for him.

A canvas painted gray by Champagne and Sugarplums

Set the canvas aside to dry,

Painting a wooden circle with red paint by Champagne and Sugarplums

and then paint the wooden or paper circle red.

A toddler painting white dots onto a gray canvas by Champagne and Sugarplums

Now let your little ones get creative! Let them paint with their fingers in white and yellow paint – creating random dots all over the canvas.

A toddler painting white and yellow dots onto a gray canvas by Champagne and Sugarplums

You may end up with more splotches than dots – but that’s perfectly ok!

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A toddlers handprint in white on a red wood circle by Champagne and Sugarplums

Add your little ones handprint to the red circle, and then let it dry.

Painting branches onto a gray canvas by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paint a tree branch onto the canvas,

Painting green needles onto an evergreen branch by Champagne and Sugarplums

and then paint many small green needles along the branch.

Painting lowlights onto an evergreen branch by Champagne and Sugarplums

Add black lowlights to some – but not all – of the needles,

Painting highlights onto an evergreen branch by Champagne and Sugarplums

and then add some highlights.

Gluing a wooden ornament onto a canvas by Champagne and Sugarplums

Glue the wooden circle to the canvas, underneath your branch.

Painting an ornament top onto a painted branch by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paint on an ornament top,

Painting an ornament string onto a painted branch by Champagne and Sugarplums

and then a string,

Close up of Handprint Christmas Art by Champagne and Sugarplums

and you’re done! A beautiful holiday keepsake you and your child created together.

Handprint Christmas Art being held by a toddler by Champagne and Sugarplums

Handprint Christmas Art against a white wall by Champagne and Sugarplums
Handprint Christmas Art being held by a toddler by Champagne and Sugarplums

Handprint Christmas Art being held by a toddler by Champagne and Sugarplums
Handprint Christmas Art being held by a toddler by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you love your Handprint Christmas Art for Kids as much as we do! For more kids Christmas activities, check out our List of the Best Christmas Crafts for Kids, Kids Handprint Ideas, and How to Make Ice Globes.

happy holidays from Champagne and Sugarplums

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