There is something about crafts created with little handprints that absolutely warm my heart. And a handprint craft that doubles as a Snowman Ornament; well, that melts my heart.
My three year old describes this ornament as “a wid with Mommy, Daddy, Bubby, and me wooking wike Snowmen”. That it is. An upcycled can lid turned into an ornament with a Snowman family of four!
To Create Your Own Handprint Snowman Ornament you will need a lid off of a vegetable can. Be sure that the edges are smooth. We happen to have an amazing can opener that removes the lid with a flawless edge.
Along with the lid you will need red paint, white paint, paint markers, a ribbon, glue and clear acrylic coating spray.
Begin by painting the “outside” of the lid with your red paint (or whatever color you decide to be your base color). After it dries, smear the white paint on your little one’s four fingers then press them down on the lid (be careful they don’t move their fingers from side to side).
Once the white paint has dried create the “look” of your Snowmen with paint markers. Finally, spray the ornament with Clear Acrylic Coating (I used matte).
I am no artist. What I imagine the picture looking like is three Snowmen with Top Hats and one with a Green Hat (that is “Mommy”), all wearing Scarves, Buttons, Carrot Noses, and Smiles.
This sweet memory of a small handprint makes a great addition to the tree year after year and looks perfect atop any wrapped gift!
Every year I create a homemade ornament with my little guy to share with his Auntie and his two Papas & Grandmas. Even with the lack of artistry on my part, this is my favorite one yet!