We have gingerbread men, homemade ornaments, handcrafted wreaths, and — my personal favorite — holiday photo projects. I love seeing how the girls have grown from year to year.
Handprint crafts are another fun way to see how the kids have grown. They’re a great chance to capture a moment in time.
Here are 15 fun holiday-themed crafts to preserve your child’s hand or footprint.
Thumbprint Christmas Lights 1 of 15String a light of brightly colored Christmas lights with your children's thumbprints. This would be a great gift for grandparents, since there's plenty of room for lots of fingerprints!
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Handprint Christmas Tree 2 of 15Here's a holiday classic for your kids — Christmas tree handprints! Once the green handprint is dried, kids can have fun decorating their tree in a variety of ways. Think sequins, glitter or thumbprints!
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Handprint Wreath 3 of 15Here's another one that can be made with many handprints — perfect for a classroom or family of children. A wreath is another great classic to decorate your halls.
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Footprint Penguins 4 of 15How cute are these little guys? Small footprints make adorable penguins!
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Footprint Reindeer 5 of 15Here's another fun one for their feet! Make a reindeer out of a footprint for a festive craft.
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Mistletoe & Holly Footprint 6 of 15This is such an adorable way to remember a baby's first Christmas. Turn their tiny toes into mistletoe & holly (which happens to be my favorite Christmas song!).
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Snowman Handprint 7 of 15This is a simple and fun homemade ornament. Turn a white handprint into a family of snowmen to hand on your tree year after year!
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Reindeer Handprints 8 of 15Use a couple of handprints for this reindeer craft! It would also be a cute way to include sibling handprints.
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Snowman Footprint 9 of 15I love how many different ways there are to make holiday favorites. This snowman uses a footprint instead!
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Elf Handprint 10 of 15Here's a unique craft idea. Make a festive elf in a hat with your child's handprint.
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Handprint Santa 11 of 15Here we go — the big guy gets his own handprint craft for the holidays with Santa's fingertip beard.
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Handprint Mitten 12 of 15Why not put a handprint right on a mitten where it goes all winter anyway? You could have fun with all kinds of patterned paper for these mittens.
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Thumbprint Reindeer 13 of 15And, yet another reindeer — but how adorable is that?
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Mistletoes Footprint 14 of 15This is such a creative way to preserve tiny footprints. I wish I had mistletoe prints from when my girls were little!
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Handprint Angel 15 of 15Here's another holiday classic — make an angel from your little angel's handprints!
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