Christmas Handprint Craft for Kids - Handprint Christmas Ornament
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Christmas Handprint Craft for Kids – Handprint Christmas Ornament

Create this easy as pie ornament Christmas Handprint Craft for kids with your baby or toddler. They make great gifts for loved ones any time of year!  I made have made these with Baybah every Christmas since he has been born.

Handprint Ornament

Last year I purchased an ornament making kit for Baybah. Once I opened the package, I was pretty disappointed because I knew I already had everything I needed to create my own. The material that the company put in the package was surprisingly like one of my students favorite materials to use, Model Magic. I made the ornament with Baybah last year, but knew that this year, I was going to save some money, and just use Model Magic instead.  Model Magic is perfect because it does not make a mess, is easy to use, and is nontoxic!  I think it is kind of like a marshmallow.  Here are some pictures of vintage Baybah making his!


Model Magic by Crayola, Rolling Pin, Straw

Crafts with Baybah

1.  Make sure to put some Model Magic aside, so your little one can play!

2.  Roll the Model Magic into a ball.

3. Use a rolling pin to roll out the Model Magic.

4. Print your little ones hand.

5. Check it out.  If you do not like what you see, start over.  That is the magic of Model Magic!

6. Smooth out the edges if needed.  A tiny bit of water on your finger is helpful for this.

7. Use a straw to make holes for your ribbon to hang.

8. Voila!  Give it a couple of days to harden.  It turns into a really hard marshmallow. Handle with care!

It is important to know that Model Magic is not like clay that is fired in the kiln, so it will not turn into glass. However, this is a great alternative for those that do not have clay and a kiln readily available.


Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

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  1. That is really cool.

  2. New follower via Bee Friendly Friday. Love your sweet blog. Yay! Looking forward to following along.


  3. This is a really great gift idea!!

  4. Or you could do the exact same thing with items you already have in your cupboard by making salt dough!

  5. I keep meaning to do this, and my daughter’s hand gets bigger every year…lol

  6. Awww! I love making memories!

  7. Handprints are the best this is one of the one things I’ve saved from all my kids.

  8. Love this!

  9. How cute!

  10. I love this! I think I’m going to have my nieces/nephew and son do this when we make cookies next week!

  11. Oh my gosh, I am seriously going to do this this week. Thanks for the tutorial.

  12. Such a cute idea!

  13. Very cute ornament.

  14. What a great idea and a wonderful way to remember how small they were when they get older.

  15. great idea using the straw to put the whole . I wouldn’t of thought of that. Such a beautiful keepsake

  16. I should have my kids make some of these for their grandparents.

  17. This is a great idea for gifts for grandparents, too! :)

  18. That is so sweet! My daughter’s school always did one.

  19. I just love how easy this is and it can be cherished for a lifetime!

  20. Perfect! We have this craft on our to do list for sweet pea’s first Christmas. I thought it would be a nice keepsake for our families.
    I love vintage Baybah!!!!!

  21. this is a great idea. I’m going out today so I can do this with my girls tonight!

  22. How precious! Thanks for the info, I want to do this with my boys and I’m pinning it.

  23. You’ll treasure this forever!

  24. We have made these before — my Mother in Law LOVES getting them as gifts!

  25. I love handmade ornaments, they are always so fun to see hanging on the tree.

  26. This is one of those awesome ideas where you’re left wondering “why can’t I think of things like this?!” Love your writing style :)

  27. Oh, I love that!

  28. What a great idea!

  29. What an adorable ornament!

  30. Sounds like a fun craft. I’d probably make a lot of “mistakes” so I could play with the Model Magic longer.

  31. These are beautiful

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