Handprint and fingerprint crafts for kids can be a wonderful way to work on any number of skills. With winter and the holidays coming, I thought I would round up a bunch of different ideas for doing handprint, fingerprint and footprint crafts with kids. There are so many winter and Christmas themed crafts for kids that use handprints and fingerprints as the base. These handprint and fingerprint winter crafts for kids are also usually pretty inexpensive to do. I also tried to include a few winter-themed crafts rather than just all Christmas and holiday, so you can do some in January and February too. I am building up a library of ideas and supplies in anticipation of a LOT of snow days again this year. I hope it doesn’t happen, but last winter was so long…this year I want to be prepared.
I’ve included winter book suggestions at the end of the post, plus behind some of the crafts, I have listed songs that I found on YouTube. I think for Christmas songs and snowman songs, you’ll be able to think of lots of them.
- Sensory: Use different types of paints, finger paints, gel paints… so kids can feel different textures.
- Sensory: Do add-ons like adding colored sand, cotton, softwood shavings…to give different feels and textures to their designs.
- Vocab & Storytelling: Talk about whatever craft item you are doing. Colors, matching, sequencing.
- Fine motor: Assembling the craft.
- Personal growth: Pride in their project, completing a project, happiness in presenting to others.
The Polar Bear Song from Youtube, and of course Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear?
Have fun with it and I hope it’s fun for you if you’re stuck inside this winter.