Mitten Hand Print Holiday Keepsake

Post by Julee of Warm Hot Chocolate
Mitten Hand Prints DIYA couple of years ago I purchased a mitten-shaped pancake mold. Something about watching my daughter play with the mold made me realize that it would make a great hand print keepsake, so I purchased some air-dry clay and took an impression. This weekend, we made an updated version and her little hands almost filled the entire mitten.

Mitten Hand Prints DIY - Materials

We started with our mitten pancake mold, Crayola air-dry clay and a rolling pin. If you don’t have a mitten pancake mold, a large mitten-shaped cookie cutter would work, or you could use a mitten pattern to trace and cut a shape out of clay.

Mitten Hand Prints DIY - Step 2

After rolling and cutting the clay, I let my daughter press her hand down onto the clay. I pressed the tips of her fingers down a bit more to ensure a good imprint.

Mitten Hand Prints DIY - Add Name

Next, I cut a small rectangle out of the clay and placed it along the bottom edge of the mitten to create a trim. This makes a great surface for adding a name. You can use letter stamps, a toothpick or a bamboo skewer to write the name and year.

And now you have a cute winter-themed keepsake that could be used as a gift, an ornament or a wall-display.

Post by Julee of Warm Hot Chocolate

  • Catherine

    What a cute idea! I just saw that Crayola air dry clay at Target last night – might have to drop in and buy it after all.

  • elizabeth

    another great post, Julee!

  • Brooke

    With your permission, would love to feature this tutorial in my DIY arts and crafts studio? Thanks for considering.

  • The Land of Nod

    Sure, you may repost.