Handprint Christmas Tree
We recently posted our fall handprint tree and it received such great feedback we had to make a handprint Christmas tree too! We love this simple craft even more as you can put it on display as part of your Christmas decorations. It also would make a perfect centerpiece for your table on Christmas too!
Christmas Handprint Tree – A Fun Christmas Handprint Craft!
Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!
Supplies to Make a Handprint Christmas Tree
– Paper Towel Roll – painted brown
– Paper Plate – painted gold or a gold paper plate
This Christmas handprint craft is only one of many we plan to post this year – so be sure to come back often to see our new Christmas handprint ideas that we’ll have for this holiday season!
This particular Christmas handprint craft will require a bit more adult assistance than most of our crafts but it would be fun to make with a group of kids at a Christmas party or for a classroom. And if you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids or a gift idea that kids can help make – check out these Christmas slime jars. They are such a cute gift idea for Christmas!
But now here are the details on how to make this adorable Christmas handprint art!
Directions to Make a Handprint Christmas Tree
1. First paint your paper plate gold (or use a gold paper plate) and paint your paper towel roll brown.
2. Cut out a triangle shape from cardboard for your body of the Christmas handprint tree. The size we used was 10 inches wide by 11 inches tall. This is important if you want it to look like our version as you’ll need it to be this size to match the # of handprints included. We used an x-acto knife to cut out from a shipping box we had. Adults only should do this part.
3. Cut two slits into the paper towel roll so that you can slide the triangle cardboard piece into it. Cut three slits on the opposite end so you can use this part to tape down to your paper plate. If you have younger kids, adults should do the cutting here.
4. Now tape your paper towel roll to your paper plate from the opposite end.
5. Now you can slide your cardboard triangle into your paper towel roll, where you made the two slits.
6. Now you can trace and cut your handprints. Once you have 15 handprints you can start to glue or tape to your tree! We taped them down as we found it easier to stick to the cardboard.
7. Here is the # of handprints you’ll need: 5 on the bottom, then 4 above those, then 3 above those and then 2 and then 1. You should have a total of 15 handprints on your tree when you’re done!
8. Now you can decorate your handprint christmas tree! We kept it simple with some glittery pom poms and a gold glittered star. But feel free to get creative here! You can add stickers, gems, color in some bulbs, make ornaments out of construction paper …. there are so many ideas kids can do to decorate!
9. As a finishing touch to cover the taped bottom, we added a Christmas tea towel to make it look like the Christmas tree skirt. You could also use a large piece of red or gold felt here as well.
And that’s it! Put it on display as part of your Christmas decorations or use it as a table centerpiece on Christmas day!
And if you like this handprint tree, check out our fall handprint tree.
For a keepsake handprint craft for Christmas – these salt dough handprint ornaments make a perfect gift! They are also fun to make to hang on your Christmas tree.