Holiday Hand & Foot Print Wreath – Easy Christmas Craft Idea For Toddlers + Pinterest Fail

Check out our version of a very cute holiday hand and foot print wreath, an easy Christmas craft idea for toddlers that turned out to be a pinterest fail. Click on the image to read more.

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My daughter has been enjoying finger and hand painting (my son doesn’t appreciate it yet); sure it’s messy but it gives her the chance to explore. When she was younger though, she hated having dirty hands and would always cry at school (not at home) whenever they’d have a painting activity. But now that she’s older, she’s starting to like it.

A couple of weekends ago, the kids and I did our version of a very cute Christmas craft that I saw online but it turned out to be a huge Pinterest fail.

Our Goal

holiday hand and foot print wreath

How it turned out

I guess I should have gotten a bigger paper or positioned the hand prints differently. I guess we’ll just try again next year; maybe it’ll turn out better. I sure hope so!


What you’ll need


What to do

  • Apply the green paint on your kid’s hand using the paint brush or you can simply dip it.
  • Place your kid’s hand on the paper and put a little bit of pressure on all parts so the paint transfers evenly. Repeat while making sure you’re forming a circle with the hand prints. Let dry.
  • Once dried, apply the red paint on your kid’s foot using the paint brush or you can simply dip it.
  • Place your kid’s foot on the paper positioning it perfectly at the bottom of the wreath angled at 45 degrees. Do it again to form the 2 sides of a triangle.


What did you think of this? What is your favorite Christmas craft with your kids? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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  • That is adorable! I’m currently working on making snowman face photo props for a Friday activity in my daughter’s Kindergarten class. I’m super excited to see how it turns out!

    • Thank you! That sounds interesting!

  • This is so adorable! My sister is a kindergarten teacher and she is always looking for new crafting ideas. I will be passing this one along because it is a wonderful keepsake for parents!

    • Great, thank you! I hope she likes it! It really is a wonderful keepsake for parents. Thank you for stopping by.

  • I still think they are so cute! What a great idea!

  • Oh my goodness! How adorable is this!? I love it!

  • So much fun and so simple!! We are totally going to try this!

    • Thank you! Let me know how you like it. 🙂

  • 21flavorsofsplendor

    These are too cute and yours turned out great! My girls made cards with Christmas trees out of their hand prints last year for their grandparents. We may have to try this this year, just a fun craft over the break.

    • That sounds like a fun craft to do! Thank you!

  • This is so cute! I would love to do this with my little one.

    • Thank you! I hope you both enjoy this.

  • So cute!

  • Aww I think they still turned out so cute! I miss doing these kinds of fun arts & craft projects with my kids when they were that little. So sweet!

    • Thank you! Yeah, I’m trying to take advantage of this time when they’re little.

  • What a fun idea for the kiddos and also something for us to keep.

    With Love Rochelle |

    • That is so true! Thank you!

  • Absolutely love this idea. Plus we get to have it as a keepsake.

    With Love Rochelle |

    • I couldn’t agree more; it makes a really great keepsake. Thank you!

  • I was just thinking about doing a holiday craft with my daughter when she gets up from her nap! This looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you! I hope you both like it.

  • I still think it’s cute! But yes, a bigger piece of paper might have helped. 😉 I think I’ll do this with all my kids, thanks!

    • Haha! Next time, we’ll try using a bigger paper. I hope you and your kids like this craft.

  • These are adorable! It’s helpful to see other mothers willing to share their Pinterest fails, since we are surrounded by perfectly photographed crafts all the time!

    • That is so true! Thank you so much! 🙂

  • This is TOO cute! Thank you for giving me a super easy craft/acitivity/gift for this holiday season. We’ve needed things to do since it’s been so cold and rainy outside

    • Thank you! I hope you like this craft!

  • Still cute! We’ve done handprint Trees and footprint Snowmen before. They’re all so cute and memorable!

    • That sounds so fun! I need to check out footprint snowmen. I think the kids will love that.

  • This is so adorable! Thank you for the easy crafty and activity for this holiday season!

  • Love this so much! Can’t get through the holidays without a good hand/foot craft!

    • Thank you! Hand/foot print crafts are my favorite!

  • Oh my gosh, this is the cutest idea ever! I think I’m going to kidnap my little nephew and make one of these for his parents for Christmas!

    • Haha! That’s so sweet though! Thank you!

  • What a brilliant idea! This is a great way to get the kids involved when creating DIY decors too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • That’s so true! Thank you!

  • Oh, I love this! Such a fun activity. My little girl is just now getting old enough to understand crafts and have fun doing them. I will have to try this with her! Thanks for sharing this!

    • Thank you! I hope you and your girl love it!

  • val

    These are too cute – my MIL would love this!

    • Yeah, they make for a great Christmas gift. Thank you!

  • OMG I love those prints!! So cute…

  • this craft is the cutest and such a great way to remember how tiny your kids hand/footprints were!

    • I couldn’t agree more; and that’s why I always make a hand/foot print craft with them. Thank you!

  • Ana Prodanovic

    Stop! This is SO cute! 🙂

  • This is so cute! I know my kids would love this craft. And so much fun too!

    • Thank you! You should definitely try this with them.

  • this is so cute I hope I remember these ideas when I have kids

    Life is just Rosie

    • Thank you! I’m sure you will. 🙂

  • How Cute! I know a few grandparents who would shed a tear over something like this…okay full disclosure, I would too! I love saving memories like this. I love to remember their tiny feet and hands (even if my son is 9 years old), he’s so doing this. HA!

    • Haha! I LOVE saving memories like this too so hand/foot print crafts are my favorite! I hope you and your son like this. Thank you!

  • Pinterest fails are hilarious but not at the time lol it can be so frustrating! This is a great idea tho, totally pinning 🙂 xo

    • Haha! I couldn’t agree more! But it’s so much fun to look at it after and remember how it was a disaster. Lol! Thank you so much!

  • I actually love your version! “Fail” or not, I’m sure your kids had a ton of fun!

    • Thank you; that means a lot! Yes, they did have fun! 🙂

  • Those turned out adorable! And what a great keepsake 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Such a cute and fun idea! My toddlers would love to create a hand-foot wreath for a holiday craft.

    • Thank you! You should definitely try this with them.

  • What an adorable idea! I can’t wait to try this with my nephew, he absolutely loves to paint.

    • Thank you! I hope he likes it.

  • What a cute idea!! Xo

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  • This is so adorable!!! I need to do this with the kids!! We are going to start baking cookies this year…my oldest is obsessed w the kids baking channel so I know we are finally at a good age to begin ??


    • Thank you! Baking with kids is always fun!