Our children are growing up way too fast! I feel like it was just yesterday that we celebrated my five-year-old’s first Christmas. Every year, we love to create holiday crafts for kids and special keepsakes that we can treasure trough the years as our children grow. This year, we used my toddler’s tiny feet to make a Christmas Tree Footprint Craft.
- 8 x 10 Canvas or White Card Stock
- Green Paint
- Paint Brush
- Brown Construction Paper or Card Stock
- Yellow Craft Foam or Foam Glitter Star Sticker
1. Paint the bottom of your child’s right foot with the green paint and have him or her step onto the canvas or card stock.
* Make sure that your child’s foot is fully covered with paint before stepping onto the canvas, so there aren’t any white spaces on the finished product.
2. Paint the bottom of your child’s left foot with the green paint and have him or her place it right next to his other footprint on the canvas or card stock.
* I like to use a canvas when creating crafts with my children’s handprints or footprints, so I can easily hang them up around my house. The paint is also less likely to smear or smudge when using a canvas.
3. Cut a small rectangle (about 1 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch) from the brown construction paper or card stock and glue it onto the canvas near your child’s toes.
4. Cut a star out of the yellow craft foam and glue it onto the canvas near your child’s heels. You can also use a foam glitter star sticker too.
This Special Christmas Tree Footprint Craft is not only a fun activity for you and your children, but it is also a precious keepsake too.