Picture of Handprint Reindeer Art

Handprint Reindeer Art

Create a memorable piece of holiday décor that suspends time with the handprint of a little one. Turn the handprint into a fun reindeer and display for years to come.

  1.      Wipe frame with damp sponge to remove bisque dust.
  2.      Run a strip of tape along the ¼” inner lip. 
  3.      Brush three coats Really Red on the frame leaving the inner ¼” lip unpainted. Let dry.
  4.      Brush the unpainted raised area with two coats Black. Let dry.
  5.      Pour some Bright Brown onto piece of foil. Press child’s hand into paint OR sponge paint on to palm
  6.      Position hand in center of frame and press into place. Lift hand straight up for best results.
  7.      Use Liner brush dipped in the Bright Brown and paint tail, ears and antlers.
  8.      Dip end of paintbrush into some Black and add dot in eye.
  9.      Use Really Red to paint nose as pictured and use Black for hooves. Let dry.
  10.   On top center of frame and bottom use French Dimensions Licorice to write year and child’s name.
  11.   Stilt frame and fire to cone 06.
  12.   Brush two coats Pure Brilliance to center with reindeer. Brush a light coat over the remainder of frame. Let dry.
  13.   Stilt and fire to cone 06.
Share this Post:

Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Potter’s sponge
  • Container for water
  • Foil
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape