Check out these cute Handprint Snowmen Ornaments!
Here's what you'll need:
- A kid (for the handprints). I happened to have this handy.
- Round ornaments. We used smallish ones since Squishy is a little guy.
- Paint and paintbrushes. Acrylic paint works best. We used some watercolors for decorating the snowmen, but they were definitely more difficult to work with than the acrylic paint we used for the handprints.
Now for the execution:
- Paint your child's hand with the white paint. If you're doing this with a one-year old, this can be pretty hilarious. We stripped Squishy down to his diaper and he was enamored with the paint and the fact that he got to "hold" the shiny ornaments.
- Have them wrap their hand around the ornament to create the handprint.
- Then decorate as you please!
|Some of Squishy's fingerprints did not come out clearly...so then we just turned them into trees. :)|
|The Ninja Turtle Ornament my hubby made.|
The cost breakdown:
14 Glass Ornaments--$2.50
Watercolor Paint with Brushes--$3.00
White Acrylic Paint--$1.00
Total cost= Approximately $.50 per ornament!
These are the first Christmas ornaments I've ever decorated! Can you believe that?
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Linked to Holly Bloggy Christmas Party and Made By You Monday.