Keepsake Hand print Snowman Ornament

One of my favorite holiday traditions is finding a special keepsake ornament each year for each of my kids to put on the tree. Some years I have let them pick one out and we date it and other years we make one. This year we decided to make a keepsake hand print snowman ornament and they got to help decorate it. They loved helping me and it was a super easy, budget friendly ornament!

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To make these keepsake hand print snowman ornaments you will need a clear ornament (I got mine 2 for $1 at the Dollar Tree!) some white paint, sharpie markers, pom-poms, and any other decoration or stickers. I got the pom-poms and snowflake stickers also at the Dollar Tree. (So each ornament was made for about 75 cents!)

First you need to paint the little fingers. Good luck! Have some wipes ready 🙂 I think it would have been easier if I had just painted the 3 middle fingers instead of 4!!  Have your child hold the ornament in their hand like a ball and carefully press their fingers on the sides.

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It should look something like this when you are done. If there are some smudges or if you need to do some touch ups that’s no big deal.

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Let it dry completely (over night is best). Next is the fun part (for you) Take yor sharpie markers and make eyes, buttons, scarf, hats, and anything else you want Frosty to have. If you have older kids let them decorate Frosty. My daughter is 9 and she loved doing this too and make it more personalized. My 3 year old would have loved to use sharpies but mean Mommy didn’t let him 🙂

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This should dry pretty fast and now the kids can stuff them with pom-poms or blue tissue paper would be cute too. There are so many options! If you use pom-poms, that is a great fine motor activity for littles. It’s not easy getting the pom-poms in!!

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One last thing I love to do is add in what the kids are asking for that year from Santa. This makes it so fun to look back on later on. This year little guy is into all BOY things; trucks, lawnmowers, and tools!

This is the perfect hand print ornament that makes a great keepsake for years to come

December 20, 2016
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