This family handprint Christmas tree is one of my favorite keepsake Christmas crafts, alongside this baby handprint ornament. You can also make this craft with the hands of a class full of children, or a group of friends.
We always up our Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving, so today seemed a fitting time to share this fun family handprint Christmas tree (and foot print, actually, if you have a child small enough). It’s a craft we make every year. Check out first-ever handprint Christmas tree. The kids were so tiny!
If you see this post before Thanksgiving, have a go at our family handprint turkey craft – always a hit with the kids!
Family Handprint Christmas Tree Craft
Building the tree is super simple:
- Trace everyone’s hands (we just did the kids, this year), plus baby’s foot for the trunk of the tree.
- Add a star on top, and any other decorations you like. Dot stickers make great tree ornaments that kids can easily put on. You could also decorate the tree with baubles created using photos of family and friends, or simply colored paper.
Handprint Tree Variations
This craft can easily be switched up! Here are some fun variations to try:
- Cut the handprints out of felt to make a fun Christmas tree scene your child can build over and over.
- Applique the hands onto fabric for a more polished family handprint Christmas tree wall hanging.
- Print the hands onto fabric using fabric paint for a quilt or wall hanging.
Please share photos if you make this craft with your family – either the paper version or the more permanent fabric one.
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