The holiday season is an exciting time – especially when it comes to Art class! It is also a great opportunity for children to make gifts for their parents, grandparents, or others that have their own unique signatures – such as a handprint, footprint, personal photograph, or even a special memory or story – that will remain in the recipient’s heart for years to come. Following are a few project ideas you can try in your classrooms.
Snowman Picture Frame
Hang it on the tree, mail it out or keep it for decoration around the house. This cute snowman picture frame is a great way for recipients to recall this year, and how the little artist pictured inside will have grown, every time it comes out to deck the halls, tree or mantle.
Click the image for complete instructions, which include a printable snowman pattern and list of supplies needed to complete this darling project provided by Pacon.
Santa Handprint Ornament
This clay ornament will look great on either the wall or a Christmas tree. The handprint will be another reminder of just how fast your little artist is growing every year.
Click the image for complete instructions, including a list of supplies needed to complete this jolly project provided by the Dixon Ticonderoga Company.
Holiday Handprint Banner
Families always treasure handprint decorations! This easy relief print makes a wonderful, personalized gift for any holiday.
Click the image for complete instructions, including a list of essential supplies and a few adaptations that can be made to incorporate this is Art project with Language Arts and Social Studies lessons. This handy lesson plan was provided by Crayola.
Love Handprint Canvas
Warm those cool days with a canvas of love that can be treasured for years to come. It will be fun for kids and parents alike to pull this canvas out year after year and compare how much hand and foot sizes change!
Click the image for complete instructions, including a list of essential supplies such as Prang assorted paints that won’t cost you an arm and a leg – or in this case, a hand and a foot!
More Pinteresting Holiday Ideas
Still looking for more project ideas? If so, be sure to check out Classroom Direct’s Holidays For The Classroom board on Pinterest.
Do you have any personalized holiday art projects or lesson plans you would like to share with us? If so, please comment to share them below!