These are so easy to make and they were so much fun!
Hand print baubles are a great gift for teachers, grandparents or pretty much any family member at Christmas, and they can last forever! The boy’s loved making these, it was one of the quickest and easiest crafts that we have done for a time too, which is perfect for me because I am exhausted at the moment with both of them failing to sleep due to coughs and colds!
Here’s how to do it and what you will need:
- A plain bauble – I used red and green, it didn’t matter that some were shiny and other’s glittery – in fact the glittery ones worked the best. All that matters is that the bauble is a plain, non patterned colour.
- Some complimentary paint – I used white, which goes with near enough everything and shows up really well, but you could use any colour, just remember it needs to stand out and show up.
- A paint brush or roller – for painting their hands of course!
Start by making sure your little munchkins have clean hands, then paint their hands with your chosen paint. Take the bauble and hold it by the top, ask your child to hold their hand out flat (if they are really little then you may need to help them hold out their hand) then pop the bauble in the centre of their hand and ask them to wrap their fingers around if they can. That was an easy task for Reuben, but I did have to help Toby to wrap his hand around the bauble!