What grandparent wouldn’t melt at being given these cute little snowmen for their tree? It is such a hit with our families that our toddler makes 12 of them every year (one for each aunt/uncle, one for each set of grandparents, and one for us to keep). The process is simple:
- Buy ornaments of an appropriate size for your toddler to hold (we prefer to use matte finish ornaments) as well as white acrylic paint.
- Paint your toddler’s hand with the white paint.
- Ask him or her to hold the ornament for a second (gently press on each finger while they are holding it).
- Set the ornament to dry for a few minutes.
- Use Sharpie markers to decorate. We let our toddler tell us what each snowman should look like.
- Give as gifts.
If you want a poem to go with the ornament we use this one?:
These aren’t just any snowman as anyone can see.
I made them with my hand which is a part of me.
Now each year when you trim the tree,
You’ll look back and recall
Christmas 2012, when my hand was just this small!