I love hand print art and capturing the cuteness of my kids’ hands being so little. You might remember seeing my Thanksgiving turkey or how we stamped ornaments with their hands. Today, I am showing you our handprint Santa Claus.
In the light of events from last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary, these simple Santa Claus handprints have moved me more than just seeing a cute craft. I can’t stop looking at these handprints and thinking how blessed I am. I continue to pray for these families and that this event in our country’s history will mark us and change us past the initial shocks so we are forever changed.
Here is how we made our handprint Santas:
I helped my kids stamp their hands with white paint onto some brown craft paper. I then let the boys cut out their handprints while I cut all the pieces of the hats and faces. I then let them assemble their Santa as a puzzle. I drew Reagan’s Santa’s mouth to show the boys how a mouth looks when it is talking, and they did the same to their Santa’s.
We then glued our Santas to a pretty piece of scrapbook paper and added some merry “Ho, Ho, Ho’s.” This is a simple and easy craft that has all the kids’ favorites: Paint, cutting, gluing, and acting out “ho, ho, ho.”
Thank you so much for checking out our handprint Santas! I hope you are having a good week and not stressing out too much! I know my to-do list is still a mile long, but I am choosing to sing Joy to the World and not letting the stress carry my emotions and thoughts all day everyday.
How are you doing this Holiday season??
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