Free Festive Santa Handprint 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 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 template

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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:

How to use the Santa handprint template

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.

free santa handprint template

You can of course print the kids handprint art 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.

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

Books about Santa for kids

Discover delightful read-aloud books for young children, capturing the wonder of Christmas through enchanting tales about Santa.

These stories spark imagination and warmth during storytime:

Additional Christmas activities

These additional activities offer opportunities for creativity, family bonding, and spreading holiday cheer, making the festive season even more special for everyone involved.

  1. Delight your family and friends with the best Christmas board games specifically themed around the festive season.
  2. Encourage children to write their Santa wish lists. Creating these lists can be an exciting activity, fostering creativity and imagination. Whether they draft traditional handwritten notes or use digital templates, the anticipation of what Santa might bring adds to the magic of the holiday season.
  3. Provide children with our free printable Christmas cards for kids to color. Let their artistic talents shine as they use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to bring these cards to life. These personalized creations can then be shared with family members and friends, spreading joy and warmth during the holidays.
  4. Engage children in a hands-on craft activity by making a salt dough Santa handprint ornament. Mix flour, salt, and water to create the dough, then help kids press their handprints into the dough to form Santa’s face. After baking and painting, these personalized ornaments become cherished keepsakes for years to come, capturing a moment in time and adding a personalized touch to your Christmas decorations.

WANT ALL OUR CHRISTMAS HANDPRINTS IN ONE PLACE?

christmas handprint bundle

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

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 8 January 2024 by homeschoolof1

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