To make this adorable Footprint Snowman, place a white footprint on a piece of colored paper. When it dries, paint or draw on a hat, scarf, carrot nose, coal eyes, buttons, and arms. I also added snow underneath the snowman. Some ideas for the snow are: painting it with a paintbrush, fingerpainting a bunch of white dots, or gluing on cottonballs.
***I detailed everything with Nupastels instead of paint.
This is a picture of a footprint pig that I helped another mom make with her adorable baby girl. First, I painted her foot pink and pressed it onto the paper. Then, I painted on pink ears and a curly tail. When it dried, the mom added the facial features. Very simple yet very cute!
Click here to see another piggy footprint.
I didn't have any potholders so I thought it would be neat to place my son's handprints and footprints on some plain ones. I found some at the dollar store- $1 for both and already had black fabric paint (found in any craft section or craft store). This was actually harder than I thought. My 1st mistake was not paying attention to the little loop for hanging the potholder. Thankfully, I wasn't planning to display these! If you are planning to display them when they are not in use or want them just as a decoration, be sure to make sure the loop is at the top before pressing on the print. I made the hand one first. There were a lot of gaps when I lifted his hands so I went back later and filled them in. Not wanting to have the same problem with the footprints, I gooped on the fabric paint on his feet. This was mistake number 2! I put too much on his right foot and it ended up bulging out on the edges making the outline not clear and a lot bigger than it should have been. It also oozed out in between the toes making the toe prints not turn out very well. Overall, the potholders turned out okay- we learn from our mistakes! These would make a great gift for Grandma!
It would also be a great way to decorate a memory box for your child. First, get a decent sized wooden box and paint it a color of choice. Then every year have your child place a handprint on it along with their age. Throughout the years, add little keepsakes, art projects, school stuff, pictures, etc
I used circles from various items around the house to get a good circle drawn for each of the tires. I looked at tractor images on the web for inspiration. For the baby thumbprint chicks, I used my son's thumbs dipped in yellow paint. After it dried, I drew details and added the phrase "Little Deere" and the words to the Old MacDonald song. For the grass, I painted a solid green. When it dried, I used colored pencils in 4 different shades of green to make it look more interesting.
I have other farm designs as well. Click the word of the item you would like to see: pig footprint and handprint chicken, handprint baby chick, pig, chicken and pig, cow and duck
To make the footprint pig, paint the child's foot pink and press onto the paper. Then, paint on ears and a curly tail. When dry, draw on facial features (I used googly eyes instead of drawing the eyes on).
For the handprint chicken, paint the hand white, press onto the paper, and wait for it to dry. After the handprint dries, paint on the white part of the legs and a white head - don't forget to add a short neck. Then, paint on orange legs and a beak. Lastly, paint on the red under the beak and the tongue.
How to make a Footprint Bee:
Make a Yellow footprint. Alternatively you could make stripes with black paint first and then fill in the rest of the foot with yellow paint. Glue on googly eye. Draw the wings, stripes, antennas, & face.
How to make a Footprint Ladybug:
Make a red footprint. Alternatively you could paint the heel part black and the rest of the foot red. If you didn't paint the head, draw or paint it on afterwards. Make fingerprint spots or color them on. Draw the antennas & legs. Glue on googly eyes.