We made white acrylic handprints on blue glass ball ornaments. The white handprints turn out to look like 5 little fat snowmen for the kids to then decorate with "painty" markers. Here is a sample that we just did today. Here are the steps....
1. Start with blue glass ornaments (any shade) and have your child paint his own hand white with acrylic paint
(I usually go over it once with a paintbrush. Then set the ornament in their hand and they press lightly.
2. Fill in the missing parts of the hand with a small paintbrush. Let dry 15 minutes or so. Wash hands.
3. Adults use a BLACK paint marker and put 2 dot eyes and 4-5 dots for smile on each snowman. and put 2 "twig" arms on either side using BROWN, and a triange shaped carrot nose in ORANGE.
6. Add a blue or silver ribbon and this poem on cute blue paper with a hole punched in a corner. Wrap it up with tissue paper and ribbons or do what I do and use brown paper bags with a handmade reindeer on top.
Last year I had the kids do a handprint card which turns out to look like Santa Claus. I paint their palm in peach paint and red and the fingers in white. Then when it dries I have them use their pointer finger and make white dots on the peach for the mustache and pom pom dots on the red hat and along the bottom of the hat too. Then we use glitter glue for eyes and nose (I do this after school and add a few glitter stars around the card) and we attach the "All We Want for Christmas" to the front.