Christmas Handprint & Footprint Crafts (Keepsakes)

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‘Tis the season to be merry. Tra-la-la-laaaa. Tra-la-la-laaaaaa. Oh yes, I am slowly (but surely!) getting into the Christmas spirit! Love this time of year, I love the whole build up. The baking of cookies, the selecting of gifts, the MAKING of gifts with the kids, the music and all the festivities. If you are looking for some fun Christmas crafts to do with the preschoolers, that also double up nicely as Christmas Keepsakes or Christmas Ornaments to keep or to give, check out these wonderful Christmas Handprint Crafts.

Christmas Keepsakes - wonderful Handprint Crafts for Kids to make. Over 20 ideas using handprints, footprints and fingerprints to make gorgeous keepsakes #handprints #christmas #christmascard #christmaspreschool #preschool #footprints

There are also some cheeky footprints and fingerprints thrown in for good measure. There is something super special about handprint crafts, especially whilst their little hands and feet are still tiny.. and believe you me, the “tiny phase” does not last long!

I think my personal favourite would have to be the tiny footprint mistle toes, as well as the fabulous Santa saltdough ornaments! But they are all gorgeous and you simply have to find the one for you!

Don’t forget we still have a wonderful Animal Handprint A-Z for you to check out – a super fun way to write your child’s name. Great as a “door room plaque” or bedroom art!

On to the Christmas Handprint Ideas

handprint angels

Adore these Handprint Angels! They are so cute and so easy to make. Especially love the popsicle stick combination. But you can always make the angel’s dress from just card. Instead of cutting out the handprints, you could also print the hands! Super lovely!

reindeer handprint

Whilst on the topic of popsicle sticks.. you can combine handprints with popsicle sticks to also make this rather adorable handprint reindeer? Don’t have a red pom pom for the reindeer nose? Just cut out a red nose from paper.

triangle shape craft preschool

And finally in this mini series, we also have some quirky handprint Gnomes! So fun.

Christmas Handprint Crafts - this so cute!

Here is a cute idea from Little Illuminations – love those Rudolph Antlers and red red reindeer nose. This would be a lovely image to use on a family handprint Christmas card! What a cute way to make a handprint reindeer.

handprint reindeer ornament

You can also try Buggy and Buddy’s handprint reindeer ornament/ Christmas card. Isn’t this the sweetest?

Handprint art for Christmas - 3 kings

Here is one  haven’t seen before – seriously cute 3 Kings Handprint Art for Christmas (this one came from the Simply Cindy Blog, which sadly is now longer active)! This would be such a lovely addition o any Nativity Crafts session!

snowman handprint baubles

I have loved these Snowman handprint baubles for a long long time and “keep meaning to do them”. A great way to capture your child’s ihandprint. Such fun handprint art on a bauble.

photo handprint keepsake

So sweet – combing the ever favourite Salt Dough crafts with photo keepsakes! Visit Teach Me Mommy for info.

Such a wonderful santa handprint ornament to keep and cherish

Aren’t these Gorgeous Handprint Santa Ornaments just the cutest? Totally adorable. And love that they are made from fabulous salt dough too. Find out more from the lovely Messy Little Monster. You could probably make super cute gnome or elf handprints in this style too!

(We have tons of great Salt Dough Craft ideas for you here!)

3 salt dough christmas tree handprints

Here is a super sweet Handprint Saltdough Christmas Tree Ornaments from the darling girls at The Imagination Tree! Saltdough eally is the best! A great one for toddlers. So sweet. Again, these would make lovely handprint Christmas tree cards too!


Keeping it simple – handprint Salt Dough ornamentsNest of Posies shows us how! A wonderful classroom activity.

handprint ornaments

Another fun idea are, these fantastic Handprint Mitten Ornaments – a perfect wintery craft! Visit Busy Bugs for info!

Olaf Snowman Footprint Ornament made from Saltdough for Christmas

The salt dough diy fun continues. Olaf Footprint Ornaments continue to captured our hearts. Isn’t he the cutest? Love how fun it is. Even if you don’t love Olaf, these is gorgeous as “just” a snowman craft too! Visit I Heart Arts N Crafts!

handprint snowman saltdough ornament (first christmas)
Handprint Christmas Craft ideas are fun and easy!

Or how about these Gorgeous Snowman Handprint ornament – similar to he baubles, but in “2D”. This is from Mommy Mucho, but is now a request only blog (sorry)! But do grab our tried and test Salt Dough Recipe and give this ago regardless.

baby footprint christmas craft - seriously adorable mistle toe
Well.. we needed some footprint art too, right?

One of my favourite Christmas Handprint crafts for wee wee ones.. these adorable Baby Footprint Mistle Toe – it doesn’t get any cuter than this. Originally from the Family Crafts website, but now longer live. Again, use our super duper fun Salt Dough Recipe – add some GOOD quality food diy and varnish your little feet at the end!

Handprint Christmas Tree
A wonderful collaborative handprint tree to make with your classroom!

Collaborative Christmas Tree made from Handprints – a perfect class room activity!

Or try this alternative version of the Handprint Christmas tree by Best Ideas for Kids

handprint christmas wreath idea
Gorgeous andprint wreath!

There is nothing quite like a classic Handprint Christmas Wreath – either print or trace around them, either will be lovely! Visit My Name is Snickerdoodle for instructions!

handprint rudolph and santa art activity - lovely keepsake

Here are some variations on handprint rudolphs… Santa’s Handprint Beard, really make me giggle… This one is from Flickr.

handprint and footprint santa and rudolph art for kids

Alternatively, make a footprint sleigh… and Handprint Rudolphs as per Preschool Activities website here.


Super cute Footprint Rudolphs! Happy Hooligans and her charges, show us how!

handprint art for Christmas - handprint angels

Another wonderful handprint idea, that would look lovely on family Christmas cards, are these  Handprint Angel – again this site (Picasaweb on google) is no longer active! Argh. But isn’t the angel adorable?

footprint art for christmas manger

Gorgeous Manger Footprints with Bible verses. What a fantastic keepsake! From the Satchels of Gold!

thumbprint Christmas oraments - such wonderful keepsakes for kids to make

And here is a totally sweet and Adorable Christmas Thumbprint ornament from Little Bit Funky!

thumbprint rudolph art cards - make these for christmas cards

These are actually via Etsy, but a great inspiration no less!

Fingerprint Wrapping paper

Quick and easy Fairy Lights Wrapping paper.

DIY Wrapping Paper

…and some adorable Rudolph Fingerprints too!

That is for now – I hope you feel inspired to have a go at some of these Keepsake Handprint Crafts for Christmas! Now my kids are older, I wish I had made more of these myself over the years!

You may also like our collection of Christmas Preschool crafts for preschoolers here:

Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers

If you enjoyed these ideas, don’t forget our marvellous Animal Handprint A-Z.


Hope you have enjoyed our Christmas handprint art ideas and that you will give some of these a go this holiday season! Happy Christmas Crafting!