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Helping Hands Christmas Garland

Add a unique decoration to your mantel or Christmas tree this season with the Helping Hands Christmas Garland. This easy Christmas craft for kids from I Love to Create was designed by Suzie Shinseki, and it is a great project that is both decorative and rewarding. Kids will love turning the outline of their hands into a decoration that can be used for years to come. Kids will also love adding glitter to these hands, and glitter is always a fun craft supply. Add sparkle and shine to you Christmas decor this season, and make a fun kids' craft in the process.

Helping Hands Christmas Garland


  • Tulip® Fabric Markers® Primary 6pk
  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter® 24 Pack
  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue™
  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter® Bond™ 1oz
  • Foam plate
  • Scissors
  • Google eyes
  • Foam snowflakes or embellishment(s) of choice
  • Pencil with new eraser on end
  • Ribbon – width and color of choice
  • Hole punch
  • Cardstock – various colors of choice


  1. Position hand on cardstock. Trace outline of hand with pencil. Cut out to create hand pattern. Place cutout pattern on sheet of cardstock and trace around with pencil. You should have 3 handprints on each sheet. Cut out. Continue until you have as many hand cutouts as desired.
  2. Punch hole at bottom of palm area to accommodate ribbon for hanging.
  3. Use Tacky Glue to adhere google eyes and snowflake or desired embellishment on hand as desired leaving room to write name.
  4. Write name and other accents on decorated hand using markers.
  5. Squeeze some Glitter Bond on foam plate and tap end of pencil eraser into glue.
  6. Stamp onto hands to create dots on hand or fingernails as desired.
  7. While wet, sprinkle glitter of choice on dots.  Let dry and shake off excess glitter.
  8. String ribbon through holes to create a garland.
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This Helping Hands Christmas Garland is a fantastic project to do with your kids or grandkids. Gathering a lot of things to use to decorate them can really bring out their creativity. Another way to do it is to cut the ribbon long enough to add a new set of handprints for each child every year, and they can see how their hands have grown over the years. Like marking their heights on a door frame.

Wonderful to use your handprint to make a pretty garland that hangs around the house on the holidays. This is a very personal decoration that most kids will be proud of. They will love to see others oogling over their garland they made.


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