Spread good tidings with this adorable kid-made Handprint Angel Christmas Card!
Handprint Angel Christmas Card
Believe it or not, the design for this handprint angel Christmas card came to me in a dream!
I woke up the next morning and I actually remembered the handprint angel I dreamt about (and I rarely remember my dreams), so I knew that we needed to make this one.
My daughter and I made our handprint angel card that very day, and it turned out just how I dreamt. I love it!
This sweet kid-made card is perfect to make for family, and it is a keepsake that they’ll want to keep for years to come!
Best of all, you don’t need any fancy supplies to make it!
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- Cardstock (red, white, off-white, peach)
- Yellow pipe-cleaner
- Hot glue gun or craft glue
- Metallic gold marker
First, watch this simple 1-minute video tutorial to see how we made our handprint angel Christmas card, then keep reading for full step-by-step photo instructions.
Handprint Angel Card Instructions
Start by folding an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of red cardstock in half for your card. You can also use construction paper if that’s what you have on hand — I just like cardstock because it is a tad smoother and sturdier.
Fold a piece of white cardstock in half and place child’s hand on top, with the wrist at the fold. We happened to have a piece of glittery white cardstock in our collection, but you can also use plain white and paint with glitter for the same effect.
Trace child’s hand and cut out. Unfold and you’ll have two handprints attached at the middle to use as your angel wings.
Cut a narrow triangle out of the off-white cardstock — about 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide at the base. Accordion fold the triangle (about 1/2 inch between folds) to create texture.
Cut a circle from peach cardstock or craft foam (which is what we used), about the diameter of a ping-pong ball.
Create a halo using a 3-4 inch piece of yellow pipe-cleaner, wrapped around itself to form an oval.
Glue the angel wings to the front of your card, with the bottom of the hands/wrist almost exactly in the middle of the card.
Then attach the angel’s body (triangle cardstock), head (peach craft foam or cardstock), and halo (yellow pipe-cleaner).
We finished our handprint angel card with a Christmas bible verse that seemed just perfect:
And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.” – Luke 2:10
However, you are free to include any holiday message you’d like inside!
I just love how this handprint angel card turned out – I still can’t believe the idea came to me in a dream! Hopefully more inspiration will happen that way!