Kids Hand Print Christmas Wreath

Kids Hand Print Christmas Wreath has always been a beloved post that I’ve shared here. It’s not food related, but I keep it on my site because so many of you, over the years, have made and share pictures of your creations with me.

I do have a few more crafts on here that could be fun to make with your kiddos. These Vintage Inspired Ornaments are some of my fav. I also have a super cute printable for a fun and EASY neighbor gift. If you need the best Christmas Tree Hack I’ve got you covered. I guess this can count as a food and a craft as my Edible Chocolate Pinecones bring in the holiday cheer!

Christmas Hand Print Wreath is a classic craft you can do with your kids during the holiday season!  Super easy and fun!

It couldn’t be more easier, plus it’s super inexpensive. It’s also the MOST cherished Christmas decoration I have!  I loved it so much that the very next day I made two more for both grandmas as a little present.  They both love it, too.

I made one for each of my boys when they were all 2 1/2 years old. This is how traditions are born, right? I also love that they are all the same size.

Christmas Wreath Supply List

  • Pen
  • Chipboard (I used a cereal box)
  • 6-8 green colored card stock (I used two different shades to bring some variation) The amount depends on how big your child’s hand is.
  • Red Card stock (or red pom poms would be really cute!)
  • Small round circle punch
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Large round plate (I used a 10″)
  • Small round bowl
  • Ribbon

Kids Hand Print Christmas Wreath Tutorial

Step 1. Trace your child’s hand onto the chipboard to make a template. (This is the hardest part about the hole thing…trying to get your child not to move!)

Christmas Hand Print Wreath is a classic craft you can do with your kids during the holiday season!  Super easy and fun!  Heres' the how to!

Step 2.  Cut out the hand template.  As you can see I had to trace his hand a few times because “it tickled”.  So cute!  It’s still a little wonky, but it turns out adorable, I promise!  Set it aside.  I like to do all my tracing at the same time, then cut everything at once. 

Christmas Hand Print Wreath is a classic craft you can do with your kids during the holiday season!  Super easy and fun!


Step 3.  Onto a 12 inch green colored cardstock, trace your circle for your wreath. 

Christmas Hand Print Wreath is a classic craft you can do with your kids during the holiday season!  Super easy and fun!

Step 4.  Place your bowl in the center of your new wreath form and trace.  The thickness of your wreath really is determined on how big or small your child’s hand is.  If you are doing baby hands, you might want to go with a slightly thinner wreath. 

Christmas Hand Print Wreath is a classic craft you can do with your kids during the holiday season!  Super easy and fun!

Step 5.  Cut out your circles.  Simple enough!

Christmas Hand Print Wreath is a classic craft you can do with your kids during the holiday season!  Super easy and fun!

Step 6.  Using your hand template, trace and cut out about 20-25 hands out of the remaining colored cardstock.  I used 21 hands in my pictured finished wreath.  I used textured cardstock so when tracing them, I turned the template over a on half of them so the fingers and thumb weren’t all facing in the same direction.  Again, to give it a bit more variety and life!

Christmas Hand Print Wreath is a classic craft you can do with your kids during the holiday season!  Super easy and fun!

Step. 7.  I adhered them on with a little liquid glue, having each of them face out or in.  Depending on what I thought looked good.

Step 8.  I finished it off with a few red “berries” that I punched out of red cardstock using a 1″ circle punch and adhered on.

Step 9.  Tie a ribbon around it for a hanger.

Step 10.  THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP!  Write the child’s name, age and date it was done!  It’s always fun to look back on these types of cherished items and see how old the person was.

Kids Hand Print Christmas Wreath

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
A simple Christmas craft that you can make with your kids to cherish for years to come!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Cuisine: Holiday
Keyword: Christmas, Wreath
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 wreath

Ingredients

  • Chipboard
  • 6-8 Green Colored Card Stock (I used two different shades to bring some variation) The amount depends on how big your child's hand is.
  • Red Card Stock Fuzzy Red Pom Poms would be cute, too!

Instructions

  • Trace your child’s hand onto the chipboard to make a template. (This is the hardest part about the hole thing…trying to get your child not to move!)
  • Cut out the hand template.  As you can see I had to trace his hand a few times because “it tickled”.  So cute!  It’s still a little wonky, but it turns out adorable, I promise!  Set it aside.  I like to do all my tracing at the same time, then cut everything at once. 
  • Onto a 12 inch green colored cardstock, trace your circle for your wreath. 
  • Place your bowl in the center of your new wreath form and trace.  The thickness of your wreath really is determined on how big or small your child’s hand is.  If you are doing baby hands, you might want to go with a slightly thinner wreath. 
  • Cut out your circles.  Simple enough!
  • Using your hand template, trace and cut out about 20-25 hands out of the remaining colored cardstock.  I used 21 hands in my pictured finished wreath.  I used textured cardstock so when tracing them, I turned the template over a on half of them so the fingers and thumb weren’t all facing in the same direction.  Again, to give it a bit more variety and life!
  • I adhered them on with a little liquid glue, having each of them face out or in.  Depending on what I thought looked good.
  • I finished it off with a few red “berries” that I punched out of red cardstock using a 1″ circle punch and adhered on.
  • Tie a ribbon around it for a hanger.
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP!  Write the child’s name, age and date it was done!  It’s always fun to look back on these types of cherished items and see how old the person was.
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*Originally posted December 2009, edited in December 2016 and again in November 2021.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Bev W
    December 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Hello,
    Do you think this craft is too young for 5th graders? Also, do you think 30-40 minutes would be enough time if I precut the circle for them? Thanks!

  • Reply
    Mikey Maz
    December 12, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Almost done making one with my 6 year old son for his mom for Christmas. He did good tracing his hands, but I could tell he was getting a little bored after the 10th one, lol. Cutting them out was up to me and that seems to be the extent of the work involved. I will let him finish it up with help gluing the hands. Can't wait for him to give it to mom in a couple weeks for Christmas 2015. Thanks for a great idea!

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