How to Make a Handprint Christmas Tree Craft

My handprint Christmas tree craft is perfect for little kids from preschool age to kindergarten and older! Use it as a keepsake or for the front of a Christmas card. 

Christmas tree handprint craft

Christmas is coming and if you are as excited as my kids to put up the Christmas tree this craft is for you!

We have a rule in our house that the tree does not go up until December 1st but my children keep heart-breaking me to put it up, so I decided this year to start my easy Christmas tree crafts much earlier!

This way they get their tree fix before I actually have to get around to putting the real thing up!

By the way whenever you are finished doing the tree crafting you can start on making some of our great Christmas ornament crafts so that these are ready in time for decorating the Christmas tree.

I highly recommend my Ballerina Christmas ornament or my Clothespin Snowflake Christmas tree ornament .Take a sneak peek below, I just had to share these two with you because they are my personal favorites!

clothespin ballerina craft for kids

snowflake christmas ornament craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What my Christmas Tree Handprint Craft Procedure Includes

You will get a simple step by step craft process, complete with images to guide you.

I will also include other ideas for this Christmas tree craft, i.e. how about doing it in different colors. Silver Christmas tree anyone?

It comes complete with a list of the materials you will need so that you can prepare beforehand. 

What craft supplies do I need to make a Handprint tree for Christmas

The good news is that this is one of those frugal activities that does not require lots of materials. 

  • Colored craft papers
  • Pencil – to trace the template
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie or gel pen

Why this Handprint Christmas Tree craft rocks in December

-Easy Christmas craft activity that involves paint, which all kids love!

-8 simple steps

-Can be used in a preschool or school setting

-Very quick as takes around 20 minutes

-Makes a great keepsake for Mom and Dad

-Gets kids excited about Christmas

-Best of all cheap inexpensive idea as only requires a few materials

How to make a Christmas tree with handprints

Step 1:

Select colored craft paper to trace the hand patterns and select different colored craft papers to cut out stars and small round shapes to decorate the tree. Trace and cut out 3 handprints from craft paper.

Christmas tree handprint art

Step 2:

Take any 2 handprinted papers side by side using craft glue.

Step 3:

Glue the 3rd handprinted pattern on the top middle part of the joined patterns.

easy handprint Christmas crafts

Step 4:

Cut out a square shape from brown paper (trunk) and glue it on the bottom side of the handprinted tree craft.

Step 5:

Trace and cut out a star shape and round shapes from craft papers. You can keep the round shapes all the same size or you can make them various sizes.

Step 6:

Drop glues on the handprinted tree to mark the points where you’d like to add the colorful round cut-outs. This is a good idea as it means you can space them out thoroughly. Mum could add the glue and little kids could add the round shapes. 

preschool Christmas tree with handprints

Make this educational for preschool by asking the children to count the number of round shapes in each color!

Step 7:

Place the round cut-outs on the glue drop one by one.

Step 8:

Attach the star cut-out on the tip of the handprinted Christmas tree pattern. Maybe you want to try and draw an angel and attach it to the tree instead?

handprint tree for Christmas

What will you with your Christmas handprint tree? Will you put a date on it and keep it as a memory of your child’s handprints at this age?

Why not make one with adult handprints?! You could make an entire family of Christmas trees. You could even use Mom and Dad handprints for the bottom part of the tree and child handprint for the top part! 

Perhaps you might stick it to some cardstock and send it as a Christmas card to some relatives.

Alternatively, you may wish to stick it on your fridge or dangle it from your Christmas tree!

If you love making handprints, please try some of my other ideas including my handprint dinosaur and my handprint angel. Can you think of anymore Christmas handprint art ideas for littles? How about making a Santa Claus or Rudolph?

Below you can find my printable tutorial on how to make a Handprint Christmas tree craft

How do you Make a Handprint Christmas Tree Craft?

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My handprint Christmas tree craft is perfect for little kids from preschool age to kindergarten and older! Use it as a keepsake or for the front of a Christmas card. 

Materials

  • • Colored craft papers
  • • Pencil – to trace the template
  • • Craft glue
  • • Sharpie or gel pen

Instructions

Step 1:

Select colored craft paper to trace the hand patterns and select different colored craft papers to cut out stars and small round shapes to decorate the tree.

Trace and cut out 3 handprints from craft paper.

Step 2:

Take any 2 handprinted papers side by side using craft glue.

Step 3:

Glue the 3rd handprinted pattern on the top middle part of the joined patterns.

Step 4:

Cut out a square shape from brown paper (trunk) and glue it on the bottom side of the handprinted tree craft.

Step 5:

Trace and cut out a star shape and round shapes.

Step 6:

Drop glues on the handprinted tree to mark the points where you’d like to add the colorful round cut-outs.

Step 7:

Place the round cut-outs on the glue drop one by one.

Step 8:

Attach the star cut-out on the tip of the handprinted Christmas tree pattern.



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