Phew! It has been too long since I have logged in. This time of year always flies by so quickly, so I apologize for being a little distant on the blog this winter.
As we are only a couple of sleeps away from Santa’s debut, we had better wrap up our shopping quickly! Like every year and in every family, there are always those last minute gifts to prepare. Have you considered a handmade craft for that special someone this year? I don’t know about other parents and grandparents out there, but ANYTHING handmade from my 2 1/2 year old is special. And my heart instantly melts when she hands it to me with a proud grin on her face and says, “Look what I made for you Mama!”
So, if you have little ones in the house and need a last minute gift idea, consider this. I found this idea on Pinterest and my daughter made one for each set of grandparents this year. I liked this craft idea because it’s not only seasonal and can be displayed through the holidays, it’s also a memory display. They are footprints of my daughters feet at this stage in her life and I painted the year on it so we would always be able to look back and compare. Just a cute, fun and QUICK craft idea, guaranteed to put a smile on any family members face.
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!!!
- Plain Canvas (any size)…I used an 8×10
- Acrylic Paint …I used light and dark brown, blue, black and red
- Small Tip Brush (for painting details on canvas)
- Larger Foam Brush (for painting the child’s foot quickly before paint dries)
- Baby wipes (to wipe their feet immediately after painting them.
Paint bottom of child’s foot with the light brown paint and stamp on canvas to make reindeer head. Repeat with opposite foot until you have two reindeer heads on the canvas. Wipe paint off feet.
Let dry completely and then paint details on (antlers, eyes, nose and and the year).
Let dry completely and gift wrap for that special someone.
Optional: You can staple a nice red ribbon to the back to create a ribbon loop on top for hanging. We just set ours on the Christmas tree as extra decoration. Or you could display it on a plate holder and set on a shelf for display too.