I’ve always admired handprint ornaments on trees, and decided that this was the year to give it a go! I ordered the Child to Cherish Marshmallow Clay Handprint Ornament kit, which made the project super easy! You can also use model magic for this project.
How to Make a Gorgeous Baby Handprint Keepsake
We opened the box and got to work. I had a lot of help, as you can tell!
You need to knead the clay a little. This gets the air bubbles out, and eliminates any stickiness that it might have when it first comes out of the package. The clay is very lightweight.
We used the smaller of the two hoops that are provided in the package, since Anna’s three-month-old hand is still quite small. The package also has a rolling pin, a straw to punch a hanging hole in the ornament, and red ribbon to hang your finished ornament on your Christmas tree.
You have to press a baby’s hand quite firmly to get an imprint in the clay; thankfully Anna didn’t seem to mind.
Here’s a little video of the process – and the finished product. It is so neat to have a forever imprint of Anna’s tiny hand!