I can’t begin to tell you how many holiday arts and crafts projects I have created over the years as a nanny. Although I spend countless hours throughout the year helping small hands make timeless artwork, there’s something special about the holiday projects. Kids can create a special gift for Mom or Dad or create an ornament that will hang on the branches of their Christmas tree for years to come.
Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments
One of my personal favorites, while not necessarily a holiday project, makes a wonderful keepsake for little ones to give to their parents. Create lasting memories of childhood with these easy-to-make dough handprints and capture the beauty of tiny hands forever. You can even make this into an ornament to hang on the tree!
Need a recipe for the dough? Check out AllRecipes.com. Then gently take the child’s hand with fingers spread wide and press it into the dough. Bake at 325 degrees until hard (about an hour), cool and then decorate with paint, glitter or other art supplies.
For other fun holiday ideas, check out our Pinterest board: Winter/Christmas Ideas.
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