Reindeer Handprint Footprint Ornaments

13 Dec

We have been on an ornament-making spree these past few days.  The Christmas Tree has been up and decorated for days, but there just seems to be more and more fun ways to decorate it.   There are lots of cute ornaments on the tree, but this one is adorable. I love looking at the tiny hands and feet. Cute Cute Cute.

My Kids Make Reindeer Handprint & Footprint Ornaments, and yours can too! See how cute they are….

  • Trace your child’s handprints (or have them trace it) onto red construction paper. Cut out both handprints. These will be the antlers.
  • Trace your child’s footprint onto a piece of cardboard. You could use a cereal box, a UPS box, a shoe box, whatever you find. We had a white box laying around so I used that. The cardboard gives this ornament some structure and keeps it from flopping around and bending as it hangs.  Cut out only one footprint
  • Glue the hand prints (antlers) to the back of the footprint, attaching them to the heel.  Arrange it so the thumbs are pointed up.
  • Attach googly eyes, or cut out eyes from construction paper
  • Attach a red pom-pom for the nose

  • Cut out 2 brown pointed ovals for horns (see image above)
  • Cut out 2 green holy leaves, and color a red dot on each (see image above)
  • Glue the brown horns onto the top of the reindeer (near the top of the heel). Have the horns pointing our wards more than straight up.  Then glue the holy leaves on top of the horns, slightly overlapping. The leaves should meet each other in the center (see image)
  • Punch a hole in between the antlers (through the cardboard) and attach a piece of yarn/string so you can hang it from your tree.

*Write your child’s name and age on the back, and each year look at how much your little babies have grown!


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4 Responses to “Reindeer Handprint Footprint Ornaments”

  1. Poppi 13. Dec, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    Pretty cool. I love the footprints as well as hand prints. Great idea.

  2. nonna 13. Dec, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    I just saw these last night in the Christmas movie “Christmas with the Kranks!” How funny is that; they are real cute.

  3. Nana 13. Dec, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    The reindeer ornaments are really good.
    What a cool idea…..
    and so precious to have your children’s hand prints and foot prints as part of the ornament.
    Cute, cute….

  4. Colleen 26. Mar, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    I agree with Nanna. These ornaments made with a child’s hand print and foot are adorable. You could use them as gifts for Great Grandparents, Godparents, or any one that loves the child. I am sure they would love a gift like that.