November 17, 2023

Santa Hands Christmas Ornaments

Santa Hands

I just LOVE Christmas and have crafted another ornament for the Grandparents (and for our tree) this year. It might actually be a new tradition so we can see how much the kid’s hands grow each year!

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So, first things first, I traced Master L and Miss A’s hands onto some thick card and cut them out to make a stencil.

I then made up the ‘dough”…

2 cups of flour (not self raising…I learnt from that little chestnut!)

1/2 cup of salt

1/2 cup of water

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Roll out the dough onto some Baking Paper until it’s about 1.5 cm thick, then take your card & trace around the hand (very carefully) with a sharp knife – I found one with a very sharp point worked well. I then used a straw to create the hole at the top.

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Then cut out the baking paper around each hand (to save trying to peel it off!) and place the hands onto a baking tray.

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Cook these little babies at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes, then turn the heat down to 150 degrees for another 30mins (just keep an eye on them – you don’t want any burns!)

Once they are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool.

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Then get your paint on! I painted both sides white first to have a base, then did the rest. I then did another layer of paint and added red & white glitter…again, a bit of bling ; ) On the back of each ornament, I wrote the kiddies name & the year, then sprayed both sides with ‘Craft Smart” (spray varnish) to protect them.

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I then printed out the cute poems, then laminated & hole punched them ready to thread onto some pretty Christmas Ribbon to hang on the Tree.

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7 thoughts on “Santa Hands Christmas Ornaments

  1. Thank you so much for ur very clever idea and sharing l have just recently re opened a child care centre a very small one and will be trying these

    1. That’s great news Kylie! Thanks for sharing! Good luck with your child care centre! Feel free to Subscribe so you don’t miss a thing : ) Jenni

  2. I love homemade ornaments. I made these Santa Hands over 20 years ago when my children were small. Now I get to enjoy making them with my grandchildren. I love this site, it has a ton of creative ideas.

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