That being said, Elliott seems to love handprint crafts. He really enjoyed making his Handprint Turkey before Thanksgiving. Every time he sees a handprint craft somewhere, he wants to make one of his own. I think he likes them because he knows he has my permission to play in paint!
When he saw this Handprint Santa (a teacher I know had posted on Facebook) he said he wanted to make it. We spend as much time outside as we can in fair weather, play a lot of games and we love to snuggle and read good living books...but I don't typically do a lot of crafts with the kids, so I don't mind giving in when they ask.
White and red paint
4 cotton balls
red scrapbook/construction paper and scissors (optional)
I think it's pretty self-explanatory, and it's very easy for a 5 year old to do with minimal help.
You could paint the hat, but I chose to just let him do the thumbprint nose and use scrapbook paper to make the hat. I think white pom poms, being smaller than cotton balls, might also be cute as the border to the hat.
Emory also made his first handprint craft...