Nativity Hand Print Ornament (Craft/Recipe Linky)



I love doing hand print crafts with my kids especially around the holidays. I admit I am sentimental so I keep them all too just like my mom saved all mine from when I was a kid.  This year my kids made these sweet hand print crafts in their Bible study classes. Their hand prints were the manger portion and then Baby Jesus laying on top of the hand prints.

 Nativity Hand Print


White card stock

Brown washable paint

Yellow Paint

Off white card stock

White fabric

Black marker

Yarn or ribbon


Make a circle out of card stock ours was 4 X 4. Out of the off white card stock make a small circle for the head and an oval for the body of Baby Jesus. Paint the child’s 4 fingers (excluding the thumb) with brown paint and press the fingers down upside down in the center of the circle. Once dried glue the head and body on top of the hand print and make the face with the black marker. Paint yellow around Baby Jesus this is the straw. Finally cut an oval piece of white fabric a bit larger than the card stock body and glue it over the body (this is His swaddling blanket).  Around the circle the Bible verse Luke 2:7 is written down.


nativity hand print


An ornament that will hang on our Christmas tree’s for many years to come! What cute holiday hand print crafts have you made lately with your kids? 


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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is very cute. I don’t allow paint in my house, so maybe my boys will make something like this at school 🙂

  2. I love this. Cute crafty and fun

  3. Jennifer Williams says:

    That is so cute. My youngest is finally enjoying finger type painting so I will have to try to make one of these to send to my mother. She will love it.

  4. That is so cute. I always love kids crafts that involve hand prints. You can keep those forever!

  5. That is the MOST adorable craft I have ever seen. It looks so easy too.

  6. Cute ornament! 🙂

  7. This is unlike any craft of this nature I have ever seen. I just love this!

  8. Okay, now I have never seen a print like this. How awesome… thanks so much for sharing. I am totally going to have my kids do this.

  9. So cute! Amazing what you can make out of kids’ hand prints!

  10. So cute, even the little ones can do this. Love these collection of ideas – thank you!

  11. This is so beautiful! When my sons make me something with their handprint, I always cherish it more, and I would save this for years to display every Christmas.

  12. It’s the first time I’ve seen this style of handprint ornament – so sweet!

  13. oh these are so cute! I absolutely must make with my girls!

  14. Jenna Wood says:

    This is cute, I also like the idea of children making a variety of these in all different colors to help support diversity 🙂

  15. I love homemade ornaments! What a sweet reminder of the real meaning of Christmas.

  16. OH, this will be the perfect gift for my grand daughters teacher at church. I can use it as the tag on her gifts. Thanks so much for sharing, it’s really clever!

  17. That is so cute. I love that the fingers are people. Cute.

  18. Oh my goodness this is so cute. I want Davey to make us a ornament.

  19. Such a cute little gift idea, this is perfect for the kids!

  20. This is a very cute nativity ornament. Hand print crafts are some of my favorites!

  21. What a cute idea. I am saving this up for an idea for our preschoolers at homeschool co-op.

  22. Lisa Bristol says:

    This looks so cute. I will have to make one with my friends little girls.

  23. I love handprint art in general. This one is absolutely adorable though and I can’t wait to do it with my daughter!

  24. Very cute! I have been tossing ideas for hand print manger scenes around in my mind, but I never thought of turning the hand upside down! Cute!

  25. How cute. I need to do something like this with my 15 month old grandson to preserve his little hands and fingers.

  26. What a cute idea! I love the gift ideas with a personal touch like this.

  27. Love it! Our tree has mostly kid’s homemade ornaments.

  28. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I used to love doing these kind of crafts with my kids when they were younger. They make great keepsakes.

  29. That is so sweet and would make a great gift for grandparents!

  30. I love this idea. We may have to try this next year.

  31. What a fun craft. I am going to share with my friend that owns a home daycare and loves doing crafts with the kids.

  32. Well this is a cute craft to do with my Grandkids. I love having activities when they come over to keep them busy.

  33. This is a cute arts and crafts project. that will be treasured for year to come .

  34. What a sweet ornament! I love that it doubles as a keepsake!

  35. That is adorable! Have a Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining HSH!

  36. Thanks for the linky!

  37. Awww. This is so cute. I’m going to have to make this with my niece. She would love it.

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