You can easily create a unique Christmas keepsake with your ornaments.
I did this project with my CBRS children this year. While my original idea was to make beautiful snowmen out of their handprints, it ended up looking more like blobs of paint. But, all of the parents loved the handmade ornaments, so it really didn't matter what it ended up looking like.
If your child has high-sensitivity to messy stuff on their hands, encourage them to just paint on the ornament. You can allow it to dry and then write their name and the year on it as well. You can also try doing footprints with children less willing to use their hand OR for babies (feet are much cuter anyway, right?)
Wouldn't this make a wonderful family weekend activity before having to put your holiday decorations away and returning to normal live? And you'll have a family memory and keepsake for Christmases to come!
Katie Zink, Infant-Toddler Family Specialist