Easy Holiday Handprint Ornament Kit
As you know, I’m all about making holiday memories. But they also need to be easy to do. With a toddler, all of our holiday projects have to be fairly straightforward. And W has to be able to be involved as much as possible. Which is why I was thrilled to learn about the Handprint Ornament Kit from Child to Cherish.
The kit comes with no mess, air dry marshmallow clay, rolling pin, two cutters, a hole puncher, and a ribbon. It’s everything you need to make a handprint ornament. So I didn’t have to gather any materials. I just had to open the box! Now that is my type of craft! Plus, it promised that there was no mixing or baking involved.
I figured that meant less potential for a major mess! Oh and the clay is non-toxic which is also essential when it comes to crafting with W!
The ornament was extremely simple to make. Once we opened the dough and did some kneading, it was time to roll it out. Trying to roll it out evenly was my biggest challenge. Especially when W decided that it looked like a lot of fun and wanted to help. Plus, his hand is a lot bigger than I thought it was (where has my tiny baby gone) so I had to do a bit of rolling!
Once the handprint was made, I trimmed the ornament into a circle with one of the cookie cutters. There was leftover clay which was perfect for W to use to make his own creation. In true W fashion, he did try to eat some at first. I told you non-toxic was important! He didn’t actually get any in his mouth despite the fact that he wanted a “cookie.”
So we set the ornament aside to start the drying process and got creative with the leftover dough!
J and W had fun rolling out the extra dough. And eventually W abandoned the project so Grambo was able to whip up a little snowman with the extra dough. He’s adorable and so tiny! I think I’d love to buy packages of the marshmallow clay for use during craft time at home and school! I’ll have to look into that!
Creating Memories with Handprint Ornament Kit
It didn’t take us long to make our new ornament. About 15 minutes or so which is perfect for W’s attention span. There was minimal mess so I was done about the same time as he was done. And now we have his 2-year-old handprint capture forever. I cannot believe h how big it is already. And yet it is still so small.
It makes me want to do a handprint ornament every year. Do you think W would humor me when he’s 18?
Child to Cherish offers a variety of baby gifts and keepsakes to commemorate all of your special occasions. They have been the original handprint company since 1987. You can connect with them using your favorite social media. Check out where you can find Child to Cherish!
Whose hand would you capture on a holiday handprint ornament?
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