Kiddo Krafts {Santa and Jesus Hand Print Ornaments}

Is anyone else addicted to Pinterest besides me? I just recently joined up even though I got an invitation several months ago.  I waited to join because I just knew I would become obsessed and waste many hours pinning things I would never actually have the time to re-create {because I would still be pinning away!}.

So when I quit my job, I decided I would join.  I could spend some time on Pinterest during nap time rather than writing patient notes.  It didn't take me long to fill up several boards full of wonderful ideas.  One of my boards is devoted directly to Christmas while another is devoted to crafty ideas for art time with Brody.

Today's Toddler Treasure is a "knock-off" of {this ornament} I pinned, and it encompasses both Christmas DIY's and kid-friendly crafts.

Santa Hand Print Ornament

Brody enjoyed sticking his hand into the dough {I bought this dough kit on clearance at Michaels}, and his face lit-up when he saw that his hand print had become Santa Clause {with just some paint and a Sharpie}.

Once I finished molding the hand print Santa, I realized that I had enough dough leftover to make another ornament {I wasn't about to just throw the dough away!}.  I wanted to make a different type of ornament...one that reflected the real reason we celebrate Christmas.  So, I came up with this idea to imprint one of Brody's fingers {index finger} into the dough and turn it into Baby Jesus lying in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Baby Jesus Finger Print Ornament

After making it, I realized how cool it is to think that Brody's finger print made the form of a Baby Jesus since we were created in the image of Christ.  For this reason, I inscribed Romans 8:29 to the bottom of the ornament and wrote out the verse on the back.
 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

 Maybe it's a little cheesier looking than the Santa Clause, but I think it's a wonderful reminder that each of us were created in His image.


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5 comments:

  1. Your Santa Handprint Ornament looks fabulous!! Great job on the ornaments!

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  2. Oooh - I like the Jesus ornament. I've seen the Santa one, but I've never seen the Jesus one & he is the birthday boy!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

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  3. What great keepsakes! I especially love the baby Jesus fingerprint. (Hopped over from TGIF linky)

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  4. Hi! I have featured your beautiful ornament craft in my blog for my post "Christmas tree ornaments made by children". You can see it here! I would love your feedback! Happy holidays!

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