By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
This handprint Rudolph is a great keepsake craft to give as a Christmas gift to grandparents, aunts or uncles! Be sure to include child's name and the date on the back.
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet green construction paper
- Acrylic paint: brown, red, and white
- 2 large wiggle eyes
- ½ glitter red chenille stem
- 1 glitter gold pom-pom
- 3" silver ribbon
- Black marker
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- Have your child write his/her name and the date on the back of the green construction paper.
- Turn construction paper right side up.
- Generously paint your child’s entire palm with brown paint (see image).
- Press your child's hand and fingers onto the green paper, then lift straight up to avoid smearing.
- Touch up any holes or gaps with a paintbrush and brown paint without destroying the handprint (see image).
- Use paintbrush to paint a "neck" below the handprint.
- Glue wiggle eyes onto the handprint.
- Roll the chenille into a tight, flat circle. Glue to the bottom of the palm print (see image).
- Glue the ribbon onto the neck as a necklace.
- Glue the gold pom-pom to the "necklace".
- Have child dip their finger into white paint and dot onto the border of the paper. Skip a space, leaving enough room to fit another fingerprint, then make another white dot. Continue around the border until done. Repeat this process with red paint in between the white dots (see image).
- Use black marker to draw a smile.
- You can use a gold paint pen to write "Merry Christmas" in one of the blank areas.
- Be sure that children wear smocks or play clothes whenever you are making projects using paint.
- Construction paper is inexpensive and makes hundreds of projects, be sure to always have some on hand!