It’ll make your job easier to make these ornaments either when your child is either so young that they don’t move their hands a lot or when they are old enough to want to participate. Liam being 6 months old and just getting the hang of grabbing things and squeezing his hands open and shut, made for a challenge.
It’s a two person job:
- One person holds the baby and the hand so they don’t put it in their mouth.
- One person to place the hand on the ornament.
The ornaments are worth the trouble. You’ll have the memory of making the ornament and preserve your child’s hand size forever. So sweet!
Have you ever made keepsake gifts with your child? If so, what did you make?
Handprint Keepsake Ornament
- glass ornament
- non-toxic washable glue
- small soft brush
- permanent marker
- Spread glue on your child’s hand.
- When their hand is relaxed, gently push it onto the ornament.
- Sprinkle glitter over the glue.
- Set in the top of a cup, so that it doesn’t roll onto the handprint, until dry.
- Shake off any excess glitter and brush around the handprint with the soft brush.
- Tie ribbon on the top of the ornament.
- Write the child’s name and the year on the bottom of the ornament.
- Hang on your tree or give as a gift!