I wanted to make a Decorative Christmas Plate to place next to my son's Footprint Santa Penguin Plate I made a few years ago, and decided on Footprint Mistle-TOES. Baby feet are so darn cute!
- Enamel Paints- I have red, yellow, blue, white, & black that I mix together to make all the colors, you can find them at craft stores
- Plate - I got mine from the dollar store
- Paintbrushes- at least one with a very thin brush tip & a bigger one for painting the feet
- Plate Stand (optional)
1. Paint 1 foot green and press down with the heel in the center of the plate & the toes going out on a slight angle. Repeat with the other foot. It will end up looking like an upside-down "V." If you are not happy with how it looks, quickly wipe it off before it dries and start over.
2. After it is completely dry, press the thumb into red paint and press at the very top of where the footprints meet. Repeat as many times as you want.
3. Draw a darker green squiggly line around the Footprint Mistletoe.
4. Paint on tiny squares come off of the squiggly line in various places where you want the Christmas lights to be.
5. Using one color, press the child's fingertip into a paint color and then press onto the plate where you made the tiny squares. I started with red paint and placed her fingerprint in every 3rd spot. I let the paint completely dry before doing a 2nd color and so on. If you are doing this with an older child than my daughter (almost 1 yr old), you probably wouldn't have to wait in between colors.
She loved the fingerprint painting! She kept helping me dip her finger into the paint and loved seeing it when i lifted her finger up when making each print.
6. I let it dry and the next day I went with black paint and wrote "Mistletoes" and the year.
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