Santa Handprint Ornament

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 as soon as I saw this Santa Handprint Ornament on Pinterest I immediately added it to my Future Projects board and I knew I had to make it this year!

How many of you pinned this adorable ornament also?

Isn’t it 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.

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.

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  1. They turned out soooo cute!! I am a sucker for handprint crafts too.

  2. Cute, cute! what a wonderful idea!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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! 😉

  6. These are gorgeous, and I’ve just passed on an award to you (you don’t have to do anything with it… up to you!)

    Warm wishes, Kelly

  7. 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.

  8. Awww, this is so cute!! New follower here. Would love for you to share this at my linky party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!!

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

  10. This is ADORABLE!! I too pinned this on pinterst and plan to do it with my daughter and son. I’ve just started up a linky party, Thrifty Thursday, and this would be a great link for it! I hope you’ll come check it out!

  11. This is adorable!

  12. 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.

  13. Kara Thanks so much for linking up at Thrifty Thursday!

  14. OMG just found your cute blog and love these ornaments. They are so cute. I would love for you to join my weekly linky, Fri-monday come strut your stuff.

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

  16. 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 ~

  17. So sweet. Going to try these with my girls.
    :) crafty texas girls

  18. By far the CUTEST handprint Santa I have ever seen! (OK, it’s the only one I’ve seen). Its adorable! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  19. 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 $. 😉

  20. So cute! Thanks for sharing. You are being featured this week.

  21. Oh Kara, he’s absolutely darling!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17! With all the parties out there to choose from, it means a lot that you take the time be a part of mine! Warmest wishes, Jenn

  22. Love this idea! I would love for you to link up to my new party, Monday Myriad Linky Party
    Also, do you button swap?

  23. Just adorable! Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday. Just wanted to let you know that you’re being featured at this week’s party!

    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout

  24. I sell a mess free easy peasy Prints By Mail Kit and you can use it to make one or several of these in heirloom quality ceramic! Go to and you will see one just like this!

  25. Love this!! If you want the original that was done in ceramic go to

  26. Well, where is the recipe, on how to make these?

  27. Hi, I did this craft last year and when we opened up the box of ornaments this year, this one cracked. Any suggestions on what to do differently this year? I love this craft!


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