Handprint Christmas Wreath – Christmas Craft for Children

This simple handprint Christmas wreath is one Ben and I made a couple of years ago when he was just 2 and a half – it’s SO simple to make but really effective and we love to get it out again each Christmas!  (And to marvel at how little his hands once were!)

What you will need

* Green paint (we used green finger paint but poster paint would be just as effective)

* Paper (we just used plain white printer paper as it was what we had to hand but you might want to use something a little thicker)

* Scissors

* Red ribbon

* Glue

* Laminator and laminating pouches – optional!

How to make a handprint Christmas wreath

1.  Make LOTS of green hand prints & leave them to dry
toddler making green hand prints for a Christmas craft - festive wreath

2. Let Mummy cut out all the hand prints

3. Laminate the hand prints so it will really last! (This is of course optional but I do love the laminator)

4. Arrange the hand prints into a wreath shape and glue them carefully in place (we used Power Pritt for this as laminated paper doesn’t always glue well)

5. Add a pretty red ribbon in a nice big bow

handprint christmas wreath - Christmas craft for kids

This takes pride of place each year on the door in the living room – Ben loved getting it out last year and seeing how his hands had grown!

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If you fancy trying some more hand print craft this Christmas, have a look at our handprint Christmas tree or why not have a look at our festive potato print penguin craft too!


  1. February 23, 2014 / 11:15 am

    What a lovely idea,my grandchildren would love this…a bit messy maybe!

  2. Anonymous
    August 5, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    What a lovely idea, and it looks really nice.

    Rachel Craig

  3. November 14, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Oh that is so adorable

  4. Cate @meaddthree
    November 15, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    This is a fab idea and looks great!

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