Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Craft for the Kiddos

I'm linking up yet again with another Pinterest project!  I really think Pinterest makes me more productive...sometimes!

Last week I babysat for one of my best friends.  Her daughter is 2 weeks younger than Carson!  We had a ton of fun and the babes are starting to get really interested in each other!  If you follow my Instagram, you've already seen this. Here is me with 2 babies and my 2 fur babies!

While Miss Hallie was over for her play date, we did a little holiday craft!  The last time I did a craft with C, we did a handprint craft for Thanksgiving.  I learned my lesson to keep the handprint crafts until he's a little older.  Footprint crafts are much easier at this stage!  I found an idea on Pinterest and pretty much copied it. I like how different they turned out!  Hallie must have narrow feet! :)

What You Need:
  • Brown craft paint
  • Foam brush
  • markers (red, black, brown)
  • white paper (I used cardstock, but some people use canvas)
How To Make It
  1. Sit your child in an elevated area (I use the high chair).  With the tray on and a suction cup toy, Carson is distracted just long enough!
  2. Paint the bottom of your child's foot with your brown craft paint.  I recommend painting one foot at a time!  
  3. Bring your paper (or canvas) to your child's foot and gently press their toes onto the paper.  
  4. Repeat with the other foot.
  5. Let the footprints dry.
  6. Once dry, you can add the details: nose, eyes, antlers.
I'm still trying to decide how I want to display this craft.  I framed the last two I did so I'll probably do that again, but I'm not sure!  Any ideas for me?  :)

Here is the original pin.  Like I said, I basically didn't change it at all!



  1. so cute! i love how yours turned out! and we totally did them differently.. i had my husband hold both kids and hover them above the canvases on the ground.. LOL.. I didn't say I was smart... ;)

  2. I just made those with my girls tonight! My 8 year old was too grown up to join in. I was bummed!

  3. We did the kid's handprints and my 11 year old has hand bigger than mine hahah!! Her feet are bigger too.

    This will be a craft for the little ones!

    Yours are adorable :)

  4. Cuuuuuuute! Love these. I would love it if you'd link up to The Pinspiration Project!