Make A Handprint Mitten Decoration

Handprint Mitten Decoration

Today may be a good day to stay inside and show the kids how to have fun learning to Make A Handprint Mitten Decoration . Little kids always like to get their hands into their craft creations.  Seeing their finished project hanging on the Christmas tree or decorating a package brings smiles to their faces.


The early 20th century saw Americans decorating their trees mainly with homemade ornaments, while the German-American sect continued to use apples, nuts, and marzipan cookies. Source: History – History of Christmas Trees

  • White Card Stock or Heavy Paper
  • Paint
  • Paper Plate
  • Newspaper
  • Colored Paper
  • Fine Point Marker
  • Glue Stick or Glue Dots
  • Hole Punch (optional)
  1. Print out the pattern for the left and right hand.
  2. Use the patterns to cut out the mitten part of the project. Glue the mitten to your white cardstock leaving the cuff white so you can write in the name and year the decoration was made
  3. Spread newspaper to protect your work surface. Place paint in paper plate and one at a time gently press your child’s hand into the paint and then onto the colored mitten. Make sure you match up the right and left hand properly.
  4. You can use a hole punch to create snow out of white paper or dip the end of a pencil eraser into white paint to make the *snowflakes”.
  5. This makes a great decoration for your tree to be brought out year after year or to decorate a special package for a family member.
Mitten Patterns

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print




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