I’ve seen this idea on a couple of blogs and originally intended on giving them away as gifts, but after making them, I don’t think I can part with them!


  • Plain bulb ornaments (I used clear ones from Michael’s, but metallic red would be just as cute!)
  • White acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • Little hands
  • Something fun to fill your ornament with, I used sparkly tinsel
  • Permanent markers to draw on embellishments

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1. Carefully paint your kids’ hands (Be prepared for lots of squeals)

2. Have them carefully ‘grab’ the bulb, being careful not to move their fingers. I helped to press their fingers onto the bulb.

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3. Use markers or acrylic paint to draw on embellishments: Scarf, hat, eyes, buttons, nose, arms

4. Write their name and year onto the palm of each ornament and hang on tree, or give as gifts! Warning: These turned out so cute I couldn’t bear to part with them, sorry grandmas 🙂

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  1. Love this, thanks so much for the idea!
    I did spray mine a bit with a clear poly after they were finished, it helps avoid the paint from scratching/flaking off during storage! Wouldn’t want to lose these precious prints over the years!


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