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Snowman Hand Print Christmas Card



BAM!! In the blink of an eye Harvest, Halloween and Diwali have all been enjoyed! We've got together as families and had FUN! There really is something about all this time of year. Getting together with the people we love most, the cooler weather meaning warm, comfy jumpers! The gift buying, the delicious food! I could go on and on.... 

Whats your favourite time of year? 


Now November has landed you may have started to think about Christmas! I know I have! In fact I have been thinking of Christmas since August!! I love planning ahead! I like to think about games we can all play together. I like to wrap gifts with love and be creative. I LOVE homemade decorations!! AND I LOVE getting crafty and making Christmas cards with the kids for close family and friends!!

You have no doubt seen our lovely Snowman Hand Print Keepsake that we made last year! You all loved it!! It went viral the minute we shared it and it's remained one of our top performing posts all year long!! 

I was delighted to be taking part in a Christmas Card Challenge with some of my most favourite bloggers!! Lots of ideas will be coming together just in time to get crafting for Christmas!!! While I am on the subject of Christmas cards - I do love this Night before Christmas Mouse by Messy Little Monster!!

When I sat thinking about what Christmas Card we should create, the Snowman Hand Print Keepsake came to mind straight away!!

If making Salt dough isn't for you or if finding the time to make them is an issue - this is another alternative for you! Making Snowman Hand Print Christmas Cards!!!! 

Pretty much the same design but on paper!

You will need:

Blue Card
White Paint
Paint Brush
Coloured Pens


Begin by covering hands in white paint. This is a great activity to stimulate the touch sense. Talk about how the paint feels in your little ones hands. Can they identify the colour they're using? What else can they see around the room that is that colour? Talk about what you're doing together and encourage language where possible.

Once the hands are covered, press them down onto the card. Add layers of snow on the 'floor' and wait for the card to fully dry.


When it has dried out add your details - hats, scalves, noses, eyes and buttons. You may want to add snow falling down from the sky too? We used the end of our paintbrush to make the dots for our snowflakes. 

You can also add stickers, glitter, pom poms, fabric - whatever takes your fancy!! 

Little N wanted to make another card in her own design. She didn't want to paint her hands again so she decided to do them free hand. She loved working along side me adding the hats, noses etc! She was so proud of her creation!! Which is why it is so important when you create art and crafts like this to always make sure they have a go too!!


I love the detail she's added! I am putting it away and it will be in pride of place once the Christmas Tree comes out!! Mind you in saying that she has just told me she is planning to take it in to give to her teacher! So it may not make my fireplace after all!


When do you put your Christmas Decorations up? We usually do it on or around the 1st of December. This year Daddy is having a week off mid November so I am going to wait till I get him in a super happy mood and drop the bombshell - Can we put the Christmas Tree up?!

I can't wait to see the Twins faces with all the sparkling lights!! We are a big fan of Garden Centres in my household! (pssst - they do the best cake!!) This time of year is perfect to venture to one! The twins go into a trance with all the lights and glitter!!



It really is a wonderful time of the year!! 

Ohh and before I go - if you go ahead and make this card or any other crafty fun over the coming weeks and months - come and share it with us!! We love to see what you have been busy doing!!


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  1. I love this. It is such a perfect keepsake card. Espeically if you have two children. Thank you very much for joining in with the Kid-Made Christmas card series

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