Festive Santa Handprint Painting (Free Template)

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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 Santa handprint craft template below and create a wonderful keepsake.

Capture the magic of the holiday season with this fun handprint craft. A great addition to the array of Christmas activities for kids.

Let little ones create a memorable keepsake by painting their hand and transforming it into jolly Santa Claus.

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

santa handprint craft

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.

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Handprint Santa Craft

You probably have all of the supplies to make this fun little Santa handprint art.

Craft supplies needed:


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

santa handprint template

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

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We have decided to use grey for Santa’s beard.

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grey handprint

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

Cover their hands with paint and place both hands facing toward the bottom of the page with their palms at the bottom of Santa’s face. Press down all along their hand to make sure the hand print transfers fully.

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

Let it dry completely before adding googly eyes and adding the pom poms, and coloring the snowflakes and Santa’s face.

santa handprint


christmas handprint bundle

Other Christmas activities you will love:

Download the Free Santa Claus 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 17 July 2023 by homeschoolof1

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