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First of all I  L*O*V*E  any craft that requires Connor’s handprint and I also love adding personalized ornaments to our Christmas tree every year.  So I knew I had to make this Santa Handprint ornament as soon as I saw it on Pinterest.

santa handprint ornament

How many of you pinned this adorable ornament also?

Isn’t this Santa Handprint Ornament the cutest thing ever? I am so happy with how it turned out and I love that it is such a special keepsake!  They weren’t that hard to make at all. We used the clay that you bake in the oven, red paint for the hat, nose, and rosy cheeks, tan paint for the face, and a black sharpie for the lines.

Keepsake Santa Handprint Ornament
And I think I now have a new tradition each Thanksgiving Eve: An ornament craft night. My friend Cindy came over Wednesday night with her two boys and we had so much fun making ornaments together. I do have to say that we did most of the work since our boys are only three and two but it was definitely worth the time it took to hand paint each ornament.

Next year we will definitely have ornaments that the kids can make themselves. But for now we have these adorable Santa handprint ornaments to hang on our tree that we will treasure for many years to come.

These ornaments truly mark a moment in time and to me that is the best thing a personalized ornament can do.

Looking for more adorable Santa Christmas crafts to make this holiday season?

Santa Gift Box Christmas Gift Wrapping

Santa Gift Boxes

Santa Camera Ornament

Santa Camera Ornaments

Santa Flower Pot

Happy Go Lucky Signature


  1. I have seen these done with paint and construction paper, but not with the clay – I love that idea because they seem more long-lasting this way! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    I found you over at Kindra’s Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays.

  2. This is really a cute idea. Someday you will be old like me and when you open your ornament box and see these they will make you smile!

  3. Ha ha! I totally pinned this too and have plans to make it tomorrow! How funny! Yours look great!!! I hope mine turn out as well as yours. 🙂 You can take a looksie on Thursday to see how mine came out. Oh the pressure I am putting on myself now! 😉

  4. So much fun. We started the same tradition yesterday only our ornaments were made from salt dough. I will be doing a post on it later this week if you would like to check it out.

    P.S. More the Merrier Monday ends tonight. Stop by and link up if you have not already.

  5. This is super cute! LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  6. Hi, I’ve just popped over from your link at Mom On Time Out. The picture really grabbed my attention – I love these ornaments. I was making some decorations with my son at the weekend and I wish I’d seen this before. These look so cute and not too difficult. We’ll try them this weekend. Thanks.

  7. This is SO adorable!! I’m definitely Pinning it for next year!! 🙂 Thanks for linking up @ Find Your Craft Friday!!

  8. I love handprint projects too! It’s a moment in your kid’s ever growing life that is frozen in time. Their hand will never be that little ever again! Adding clay to my next Hobby Lobby run!
    Found you on Freestyle Friday!
    Sarah ~

  9. This is really cute. I plan on doing this with my students with construction paper and markers. Clay and paint is not in my budget, for either time or $. 😉

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