handprint Christmas decoration

This easy and creative craft is unique to each child, making it a perfect home gift.

You will need

christmas decoration crafts

1. Give each child a piece of ModelAiR to mould to a shape of their choice. A hand can be pushed into the ModelAir to create a hand print decoration.
Extension idea: Experiment with colour mixing. ModelAiR can be used to part blend with water-based paints to make a marbling effect or fully blend to create a coloured clay of your choice.

hand print tree decoration
2. Place the decoration into a tray and cover with PVA glue. Cover the decoration with glitter before tipping off the excess.

handprint Christmas decoration
3. Using the end of a pencil, make a hole in the top of the decoration for hanging. Leave for 24 hours to harden.

christmas tree decorations for toddlers
4. Try using different shapes, colours and finishes! Alternatively try painting, colouring or glueing extra sparkles on when dry. Add the ribbon for hanging when finished.

EYFS learning goals supported by this project

ELG01 Communication and language development: listening and attention

ELG03 Communication and language development: speaking

ELG04 Physical Development: Moving and handling co-ordination

ELG06 Personal, social and emotional development: Self-confidence and self awareness

ELG12 Mathmatics development: shape, space and measures

ELG16 Expressive arts and design: exploring and using media and materials

ELG17 Expressive arts and design: being imaginative

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