Christmas is near and I am getting the kids to make some crafts to decorate our house.
We will be making this simple craft we did back in 2010 – . Handprint Christmas Mitten
My 3 year old did a tutorial video for this Handprint Mitten. Watch it here:
Today’s footprint craft is a remake of our
footprint popsicle we did back in 2011 with the elder brother.
The younger brother wanted to do it too but is too young to trace his own footprint and cut it out and got the big brother to help him out.
The little one is able to apply the glue onto the popsicle stick himself.
And paste the paper footprint on it.
He also wanted to EAT it! 😀
Watch this video of the boys making this footprint popsicle craft:
Christmas is near so let’s make a handprint Christmas tree today!
It’s very simple and fun!
Christmas is just a month away so let us start making some Christmas art.
Footprint Christmas Tree Art
My toddler is too young to paint his own foot so the elder brother helped him with it. Make sure to have a damp cloth nearby so you can wipe the paint off your little kid’s foot or you’ll have a lot of mess to clean up later.
I helped to stamp his painted foot on a piece of paper and wipe clean his foot.
The elder brother proceeded to paint the other foot.
And I helped to stamp it next to the previous footprint.
The elder brother completed the artwork by painting a star at the top and some dots as the Christmas tree ornaments while the little boy played with the paintbrush.
As simple as that, our footprint Christmas tree art is ready 😀
Sorry for the long hiatus. I’ve just delivered to a cute baby boy and on his 15th day, he did his very first print art using his toes! 🙂
Toe Print Caterpillar
The big brother painted a leaf and stamped it onto a piece of paper. He later painted his toes and stamped them above the leaf.
He helped his little brother to paint his little toes and stamped them onto the paper too.
The big brother and lil brother’s caterpillar 🙂
Today we will be making a face mask or rather an eye mask from colored construction paper.
Construction Paper Face Mask
You’ll need construction papers of various colors.
Trace your hand onto two different colored paper.
Cut. Cut a hole in the middle for the eyes to see.
Paste them together.
Paste a chopstick at the back and your handprint face mask is done!
Howdy craftiers! Sorry for the long absence. It’s been some time now since our last hand print art, hasn’t it? Let’s make this cute handprint owl art today 🙂
Handprint Egg Carton Owl
Paint your palm brown.
Stamp it onto a piece of drawing art block.
Cut the eyes and beak out of an egg carton.
Paint the eyes and beak.
While waiting for the egg carton to dry, paste some feathers on the handprint.
Paste the eyes onto the handprint and the cute owl is done! Boot boot! 😀
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Hand and Footprint Art
Draw the outline of your foot
Cut it out and paste
Paste a popsicle stick
Layer it with more footprints for a nicer effect 😀 Slurp!
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Hand and Footprint Art
My boy loves eating carrots. He says they are good for his eyes so when he heard that we are going to make a hand and footprint carrot today, he is very excited!
Hand and footprint carrot.
Paint your foot orange
Stamp it onto a piece of paper
Paint some lines across the carrot
Paint your palm green
Stamp it above the carrot and the carrot is good to be ‘eaten’ 😛
Mushrooms! We love mushrooms! Today we are going to make a footprint paper plate mushroom 😀
Footprint paper plate mushroom
Cut a paper plate to the shape of a mushroom top
Paint the paper plate red.
While waiting for the paper plate to dry, paint your foot white or brown.. 😀
Stamp your painted foot on a piece of coloured construction paper.
Back to the paper plate. Paint a coat of diluted PVA glue all over the plate. This acts as an adhesive to hold the cotton later on and also as a varnish. Read
here to learn more about varnishing using PVA glue.
Paste cotton balls
Spread the remaining PVA glue at the back of the paper plate
Paste it onto the footprint and the mushroom is done! Served with a bowl of freshly cooked mushroom soup, YUMMY! 😀
Today we are going to blast off to the moon 😀
Paint the foot any colours you like and the toes orange or any other colours that represents the flame of the rocket.
It should be something like shown above 🙂
Stamp the painted foot on a piece of paper.
Glue 3 triangles – 2 at the sides and 1 on top and the rocket is ready for blast-off!
He loves rockets! 😀
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Food craft, Hand and Footprint Art
We are enjoying the durian season here now. Durian is a very ‘subjective’ fruit. You either LIKE or HATE it! To those who loves it, you’ll find that it is very fragrant while those who hate it won’t even be able to bear the pungent smell 😀
Anyway, no guessing to which side I’m at as that is what we are doing today 😛
Paint your foot yellow
Stamp your painted foot onto a piece of art block
Paint the other foot
Stamp next to the first footprint
Paint the ‘skin’ and thorns
The durian is done 😀
He’s one happy kid with his durian 😀
The picture of a HEART is synonym to LOVE. Let’s make a handprint heart today 🙂
Paint your palm red
Stamp your painted palm onto a piece of paper
Paint the other palm red
And stamp to form a heart shape
Outline the heart shape
Paint the tip of your finger with any color you like
Dot to form the letter ‘I’
He simply loves finger or hand painting 😀
Continue dotting the letter ‘U’
I <3 U 😀
Outline the ‘I’ and ‘U’
The handprint heart artwork is done 😀
I love handprint art. It’s been a while since we last did a handprint art. Let’s make an elephant today 😀
Paint your palm black
Stamp your painted palm onto a piece of paper
He loves handprint art 😀
Paint the side of your palm white
This will be the elephant’s ear
Stamp it on the elephant as the ear
It needs an eye.
Use a marker to draw the eyes and the elephant is done 😀
Oh Mac Donald had a farm,
And on his farm he has some chickens,
With the cluck, cluck here, cluck, cluck there…
Alright, let’s just get to business 😛
Hand and footprint Chicken
Trace your footprint on a piece of yellow paper
Trace your handprint on orange and red paper
Paste the footprint onto the handprints
Add eyes, beak and all and your chicken is done 🙂
Let’s do handprinting again 🙂 Remember the
Octopus we did? Since we are in the mood for octopus, let’s make a handprint Octopus 🙂
Paint four fingers and your palm. Stamp on a piece of paper. Paint again and stamp again so that your octopus has 8 tentacles.
Paint your fingertip white and stamp as the eyes.
Use a black marker to draw the eye balls and mouth and the octopus is done 🙂
Let’s make a handprint Christmas mitten today 🙂
Handprint Christmas mitten
Paint your palm white
Stamp your painted palm on red construction paper
Draw the shape of a mitten and cut
Paste some cotton on the mitten and you are done 😀
We are making a giant Handprint Christmas tree today. Well, you determine how GIANT you want it to be 😛
Giant Handprint Christmas Tree
Get the kids to paint their palm green or yellow
How GIANT the Christmas tree will depend on how BIG your paper is.
Lightly draw a large triangle on the paper and get the kids to stamp their painted palm within the triangle area.
Repeat until the whole area is stamped.
Paint your palm yellow and stamp on the top of the Christmas tree as the star.
Let it dry
Once dried, paint your thumb and decorate.
You may also use sponge and rollers. Just have fun and decorate! 😀
Wow.. that’s a pretty long name for the craft we are making today 😀
Handprint Paper Plate Reindeer Card Holder
Paint 2 paper plates brown
Cut one plate in half
Glue the circular edge
Fold the other paper plate and cut both edges. Do not throw away the edges as you’ll need it for the ears, legs and tail.
Draw the outline of your palm and cut out
Glue the handprint cut-outs
Cut out ears, legs and tail and paste. Paste eyes and nose and glue the head to the body.
The kids with their handprint paper plate reindeer card holder
The reindeer will make a very cute card holder for your favourite greeting cards 😀
It’s gonna be another round of ticklish affair 😀
Footprint Christmas Tree
Paint your foot green
Stamp your painted foot onto a paper plate
Use craft punch and punch out various shapes using different coloured papers
Paste and decorate the tree as you wish
The footprint Christmas tree is done 😀 Tie a string and hang it on your real Christmas tree 🙂