Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Handprint Snowman "Snow Filled" Keepsake Ornament

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Handprint Snowman "Snow Filled" Keepsake Ornament

Today's ornament is one very near & dear to my heart
because it captures the precious little handprints of my Lil Divas -
a perfect keepsake reminder of how small 
those hands are at this moment in time.

As we all know, children grow very quickly
and those hands only stay this small for a short period of time.

Handprint Snowman Snow Filled Ball Ornament

What You Need:
 Clear Ball Ornament 
(we used plastic & it worked well plus no shatter worries)
acrylic paints
brushes
epsom salt

What To Do:

 1. Start by painting child's hand in white acrylic paint.

2. The best way to do it is to place ornament on palm of child's hand 
and capture fingers facing upward to the top. 

3. The palm will give the appearance of snow on the ground
with the fingers being the snowmen standing upright.

4. Allow to dry - I set them in the box so they wouldn't roll.

5. Draw snowman's features 

6. Draw black top hats and any other desires accessories
we oped not to add a scarf or twig arms because some
of the fingerprints were very close together.

7. Don't forget to add the year and your child's name

8. Add a bit of epsom salt, glitter or other 
snow like filler for a fun snow filled effect.

What a lovely Christmas keepsake to add to your tree!

It will be fun (& a little sad) to take these out again next year
and see how much bigger the Lil Divas hands have grown.


Bern

42 comments:

  1. What an adorable snowman family :-) This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Those are so cute! I love that the hand print is present, but not front and center. FUN!

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  3. We've made these before with the kids. I Love how yours tuned out. Such a sweet ornament craft!

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  4. Those are beautiful. Wonderful keepsakes and gifts.

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  7. Adorable! I keep meaning to make some of these... and then forget!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  8. Great idea!! I totally forgot that I wanted to make these this year :) Thanks for the reminder!!

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  9. I just posted an ornament today and linked back to your hand-made ornament posts. They are too cute not to share! http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-handmade-christmas-on-budget.html

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  10. I have wanted do these the last 2 years. I think I still want to squeeze them in this year. What brand of Acrylic paint do you recommend and about how long did it take to dry? Thanks!

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  11. Thanks for the great idea! I love how yours turned out. All of you reading this probably know this already, but don't use kids washable paint for the snowmen - it doesn't stick at all to the plastic ornaments after it dries. I found out the hard way and now we have to remake ours. Oops!

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  12. I bet since Pinterest has been around, you have gotten alot of hits! I just pinned you. This was the best one ever, never thought of a clear ball with the snow!

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