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Santa Handprint

This Santa handprint is fun to make with kids – and it also makes an adorable keepsake too. You can turn this into a card, ornament or just make it for fun with the kids!

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Santa Handprint Christmas Card

Santa Handprint Craft

This Christmas handprint craft uses fun materials like the cotton balls for the beard. Kids will love making Santa’s beard. And you can even get creative and use buttons, puffy paint, or felt for the beard.

If you prefer to make a painted handprint Santa, see our Christmas handprint art.

Santa Handprint Craft

And for an adorable handprint ornament idea see these salt dough handprint ornaments – our most popular Christmas craft!

Watch the Video Tutorial

Supplies Needed

  • Paint for Santa’s face – here is a selection of paint colors
  • Glue – we like to use this glue to glue on the pom poms which can sometimes be tricky to stay on with regular glue. You can also use hot glue (with adult assistance)
Santa Claus Handprint

Steps to Make the Santa Handprint

1. First fold your white cardstock in half and trace your hand so that the wrist is on the folded part.

Handprint Craft for Christmas

2. Then cut out your handprint and when cutting curve in a little bit at the top where the folding occurs so when the handprint is cut out it looks like this:

Christmas Santa Handprint Card

3.  Now paint the middle of the Santa handprint for the face.

Santa Hand

4.  Trace the top of your hand on your red felt to get the size for the hat.

Glue the felt to the top of the handprint. You’ll want to cut the red felt top rounded so it looks more like a hat.

Cut out some white felt for the brim of Santa’s hat and glue on top of the red felt.

Then add a white large pom pom to the end of the hat.

Santa Claus Handprint

5. Glue on your small googly eyes and pom pom for the nose.

Santa Craft

6. Make Santa’s beard and brim of his hat with your cotton balls.

Stretch out the cotton balls before gluing down, like this:

Santa Christmas craft for Kids

And then glue to the fingers and the brim of Santa’s hat:

Christmas Crafts for Kids

7. Now write your Christmas message inside!

You can even create or write a poem to go inside the card too.

Santa Handprint Card Craft

We love how fun and simple this cute Santa craft is for Christmas!

Also try making a painted handprint Santa with our Christmas handprint art.

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Looking for more fun Christmas crafts? 

These popsicle stick snowflake ornaments are so easy to make! This is the perfect activity for kids to make their own ornament.

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These salt dough handprint ornaments make the perfect keepsake or gift idea!

Salt Dough Handprint Ornament Recipe

For another fun Christmas handprint craft idea – make this handprint Christmas tree. Perfect to put on display for Christmas or use as a Christmas centerpiece!

Handprint Christmas Tree
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6 comments on “Santa Handprint”

  1. Is there a paint you recommend that would dry  fast ? I would like to do this for a classroom party craft ? Thank you 

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Regular kids washable paint doesn’t take too long to dry as long as the brushes don’t have too much paint on them it should be fine! 🙂

  2. Janet Ramsey

    What a great idea for preschool and kindergarten crafts, as well as Sabbath and Sunday school class crafts.

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