Gnome Handprint Craft for Christmas

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Christmas will be here before we know it. It is one of our favorite times of the year to bring out the paint and get creative. Download our free gnome handprint craft template below and create a wonderful gnome keepsake.

Get into the festive spirit with a gnome handprint craft, a delightful addition to the lineup of Christmas activities for kids. Let their creativity shine as they transform their handprints into adorable gnomes, adding a touch of whimsy to the holiday season.

This is such a lovely way to get messy with the kids while creating happy memories.

gnome handprint

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Handprint Gnome Beard Craft

You probably have all of the supplies to make these fun little Christmas gnome handprints.

christmas gnome handprint

Craft supplies needed:

How to use the gnome template:

This free gnome handprint template is free to print but is for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the end of the post to get the pdf file.

Print out the template below, it will print out on one full page and will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

gnome handprint template

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use. We decided to use grey for the gnome’s beard.

grey handprint

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Cover both hands in either the same color or different colors, remember this is for their beards! Place their hands facing down from the nose of the gnome. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hands up carefully, ensuring you don’t smudge the handprints.

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Let it dry completely before adding the googly eyes. They can also color the gnome’s hat and the snowflakes if they want to.

gnome handprint

If you love handprint crafts I think you will also love our alphabet handprint series. This is such a fun way to learn the alphabet.

Other Christmas activities you are going to love:


christmas handprint bundle

Download the Free Christmas Gnome Handprint Template

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 6 September 2023 by homeschoolof1

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