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Christmas Handprint Cards

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If you love handprint crafts we have the perfect ones for Christmas! These Christmas Handprint Cards are the cutest Christmas handmade cards for kids to make. With 3 different designs to choose from, kids will love making their own handprint santa, handprint reindeer and handprint elf! And the best part is they are really easy to make!

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Christmas Handprint Cards

Christmas Handprint Cards – Christmas Handprint Crafts for Kids

We’ll show you how to make these easy Christmas handprint cards. They each open up to become a card so you can write a Christmas message inside.  Write a special Christmas message or simply put “Merry Christmas” inside. You only need a few supplies to make these and the kids will love getting their hands traced!

Christmas Handprint Crafts

Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!

Here are the Supplies You’ll Need to Make These Christmas Handprints




Christmas Handprint Crafts

Steps to Make These Christmas Handprint Cards

Santa Handprint Card

1. Fold a piece of cardstock in half. Trace handprint so the wrist is at the folded part (top of Santa hat)

2. Paint the center with the color for the face and let dry.

3. Paint the top part and thumb with red paint for the hat.

Santa Handprint Card
4. Paint around the face area and the fingers white for the beard if needed. You can skip this step if you were able to make the face round.

5. Glue on small googly eyes.

6. Taking a cotton ball, pull off two small pieces for the mustache and glue down. Glue on a red small pom pom for the nose.

Santa Christmas Handprint Card

7. Spread out a cotton ball and glue down to make the brim of the hat.

8. Glue on a white pom pom to the tip of the hat.

Santa Handprint Card

Elf Handprint Card

1. Fold a piece of cardstock in half. Trace the handprint so that the folded part of the paper is at the pinky.

2. Paint the bottom of the handprint with the color for the face and the top part (3 middle fingers) with green.

3. Spread out a cotton ball and glue down to the bottom of the green fingers to make the brim of the hat.

Elf Handprint Card
4. Add the googly eyes, pom pom nose and draw the mouth with the sharpie (make the mouth slightly smirking). Add two small circles for the cheeks with pink paint.

Elf Christmas Handprint Craft

5. Glue on white pom poms to the top of the hat.

Christmas Handprint Art

Reindeer Handprint Card

1. Fold a piece of cardstock in half. Trace the handprint so that the folded part is at the pinky. Glue on two googly eyes and a red pom pom nose.

Reindeer Handprint Card

2. Draw a lightbulb shape on blue cardstock and use that to trace 3 more lightbulds on yellow, red and green cardstock. Using a sharpie, trace around the lightbulb and then add a small line on the right with white paint.

Christmas Lights for Handprint Card

3. Glue on the light bulbs and then use a sharpie to draw the light strings.

Reindeer Christmas Handprint Ideas

4. Write a Christmas message inside your card.

Christmas Handprint Ideas


Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!

We absolutely love how cute and easy these Christmas handprint cards are! Which one is your favorite?

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Christmas Handprint Cards Craft Ideas

8 comments on “Christmas Handprint Cards”

  1. Hi,
    We made the handprint cards of the reindeer for my toddlers class . It looked wonderful.
    Our son enjoyed doing the craft and sharing it with his friends.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas 🙂

  2. Do you have a light bulb template?

  3. Hi, how do you get the elf card to stand properly? Any ive done just fall to the side & sit resting on the thumb ??
    Any tips greatly appreciated!! Thank you x

  4. These hand printed Christmas cards are very cute, I’m going to tried with my grandkids….thank for these lovable things.

  5. What kind of paint do you use and where do you get it at? 

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