Handprint Snowman Ornament

This ornament would make a great gift for the grandparents!

Items Needed:

  • ornament- make sure it is a shatterproof one!
  • white paint
  • glitter paint, optional
  • paint pens, Sharpies or other paints for decorations
  • paper plate
  • foam brush


1. Pour white paint onto paper plate
2. Paint your child’s hand white with a foam brush
3. Have your child hold the ornament, being careful not to move fingers
4. After the paint has dried, decorate your snowmen

As you can see in the first picture, I added some snow to the bottom so it looked like they were in the snow and not just a big white hand print.  I put a bit of glitter in the “snow” as well.

Don’t forget to put the year on the ornament too!


Jenny is a homeschooling Mom of a 7 year old.  You can find her at Our Nifty Notebook, where she blogs about their homeschool and family adventures.

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Angie Kauffman
Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home.  Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBookspodcastsloves Pinterestdocuments the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.


  1. Kim says

    here’s a poem to go with this craft:

    These aren’t just five snowmen
    As anyone can see.
    I made them with my hand
    Which is a part of me.
    Now each year when you trim the tree
    You’ll look back and recall
    Christmas of 2011
    When my hand was just this small!