Christmas decorations do not have to be purchased from shops. You can do so many at home. One of the most ingenious ways to decorate during the festive season is with handprint crafts. They are easy to make and quite fun to do with the children. Here is a look at some very stunning handprint crafts that can be used to transform your home during this Christmas.
Below Are 6 Handprint Crafts For Christmas Decorations:
Make a beautiful Christmas Tree using just handprints. Take a large sheet of cardboard, not too thick. Dip hands in green paint and make prints all over the sheet. You might need some ten or twelve handprint pairs. Cut out all the handprints. Next take a small sheet of paper, dip hands in yellow paint and press on the sheet. You should have four handprints cut out in yellow color. Now cut a large stiff brown cardboard sheet into a triangle. The triangle should measure up to half the length of a door. Turn the handprints upside down and starting from the top, glue them onto the triangle cardboard. The yellow handprints go on top to make the star. Your Christmas tree is ready and can be stuck on a wall or placed upright near the fire place.
A wreath is a must and it can be hung on the door for everyone to see as they enter the home. Make fifteen handprints in green color by first dipping hands in green paint and then pressing them on a white drawing sheet. Then cut out all the handprints. Make a circular formation with all the handprints such that the result is a wreath-like look. Place a ribbon at the top. You can place this in halls and rooms, just exactly in those places where you expect people to gather during parties.
Nothing is more pleasing than some handmade Christmas ornaments on the tree. Get white canvases, about 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches in size and paint them in solid colors. Choose canvas in colors like pink, off white, light blue, yellow as your drawing inside will look good against the pale backgrounds. Next dip your child hand in white paint and place just half of the hand on the canvas. The result is lovely finger impressions on the canvas background. Use a paint brush to draw a snowman’s face and hands on each finger. Tie a string to the canvas and hang on the tree.
Giving a handmade greeting card is sure to bring a smile on the face of a loved one. Take card stock and cut it down to the size of a five by eight card. Do a handprint upside down on the card. Draw Santa’s eye and nose with paint. The cap can be done with some felt cloth and cotton.
Making a beautiful Christmas angel’s picture and setting it into a card makes way for a beautiful gift. Draw the figure of an angel and color it. For the wings dip your child’s hand in white paint and press firmly on the card stock to create lovely wings.
Make a beautiful reindeer figure with handprint. Dip hands in brown paint and place one hand up front and press while another upside down and press firmly onto cardstock. Opt for blue color cardstock as it makes way for a nice back ground. Cut out felt paper and stick it as the reindeer’s collar along with a bell. The nose should be made from cotton wool and stuck with glue to the face.