I wanted to do a fun Christmas ornament with the kids this year to give as a gift to the grandparents. I found many on Pinterest and really liked the look of the Snowman Handprint Ornament. It looks like the original post was on this website.
The only thing that was wrong with this ornament was the fact that I have 8 ornaments to make and 2 kids. So that would be 16 ornaments all together. Seemed like too much to try and get done before Christmas. So I decided to make these ornaments personalized to our family. Each of our fingerprints for each snowman.
What you need to make them the way I did:
White Paint – MUST be acrylic! regular paint will just flake off (I tried a few different types and they all flaked, except the acrylic)
Black Acrylic Paint or Permanent Marker
Orange and Scarf Color(s) Acrylic Paint or Permanent Marker
To make the snowman use your thumbprints. I started with the youngest as controlling his hand is the hardest. Than lined up the rest of the family in order.
Next take a regular size paint brush and paint the bottom to look like a snowy yard. Use a flattened toothpick to make the snowflakes around the family.
Once the white dries use a small paint brush to add hats and scarfs. A toothpick or permanent marker work best for adding a face and buttons. For the carrot nose flatten a toothpick, make a dot BUT without lifting the toothpick slide the toothpick to the side and lift up when you reach desired size. This gives you a nice point for the nose. As you can see from the picture below.
Let this dry before adding any personal info on the back. Make sure you write the year on it.
I’m very happy with how they turned out. Not only do we have a great gift to give our families, but we had some quality family time creating them.
Do you make an ornament with your family ever year? What do you make?