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Toe Painting Process Art

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Toe painting is a fun and messy way to create a wonderful piece of process art.

When the nice weather hits, we head outdoors. Our days are spent playing in the yard, going on hikes and creating art. Warm weather means that we can start getting messy with the paint and chalk. We love to bring our craft roll (affiliate link) outside and lay it on the driveway and paint in the sun. It all started rather normally. We gathered our paints and brushes and went outside. One of the paint brushes started to roll down our driveway. I stopped it with my foot and grabbed it with my toes and then ding ding ding, we decided to get a little silly.

Painting with your toes. Fun process art for kids.

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Painting With Nature Items

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Use sticks, stones, leaves and branches to paint a fun piece of process art. Painting with nature is perfect for a spring, summer or fall day.

We have had a crazy few weeks weather wise. Last week, our yard was covered in snow. This week, we are wearing shorts outside. The snow was fun, but the warm weather was welcome. We took a family hike, went to park and just sat outside and enjoyed the weather. My daughter had a friend over during one of these gorgeous days. My daughter wanted to make a big art project with a roll of butcher paper that we have. I suggested that we take it outdoors in case it got messy and boy did it. The kids had a fun-filled morning of painting with nature and with their bodies.

Painting with nature. Paint with sticks, leaves, rock etc.. Kid's play and process art for the spring, summer or fall.

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Star Wars Inspired Footprints

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Star Wars Inspired Footprint Crafts - Adorable Keepsakes made out of kid's feet

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I try very little to hide my love for footprint art. I love it. I just can’t help it. So when my sister-in-law called me over the weekend and asked me if I would be willing to do footprints of her baby, I jumped at the chance. I asked her what she had in mind & could not have been more excited by her answer. She had requested Star Wars footprints. If you follow me on Facebook, you have probably already noticed by the many Star Wars crafts, activities and things that I am a big fan. I was actually shocked at myself that I had not yet thought of making these.

Mai & I visited with her aunt & cousin. Mai wanted to help paint his little baby feet.

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They were so tiny compared to my daughters. I had forgotten that feet could even be that small. I was a little worried at first, not having done a footprint craft on a foot so tiny in quite some time, but after the first one, I was excited and ready for more. Once I started, I could not stop.

Footprint Inspired by a Storm Trooper from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Luke Skywalker from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by R2D2 from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Chewbacca from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Darth Vader from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Yoda from Star Wars

My sister-in-law loved them & I was pretty pleased with them as well. Check out more Star Wars gift ideas.

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Footprint Snowman Christmas Stocking

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Footprint Snowman Christmas Stocking - An easy keepsake stocking for the holidays

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope that everyone is enjoying their day & having fun with their families. Tomorrow kicks off the beginning of the Christmas season and I could not be more excited. I love the holiday season. Everything about it, the sounds, the smells & the lights just make me happy.

The holidays for me are all about making memories. Before having my daughter, I had a perfectly coordinated tree with fancy holiday knick knacks. Those have slowly been replaced through the years with homemade ornaments & I adore it. Some of my favorites are made out of my daughter’s foot and hand prints. This year I wanted to make a special stocking for our new home & new mantle.

I purchased an inexpensive stocking for a couple of dollars. I am sure you could pick one up at the Dollar Store.

I painted my daughter’s foot in white & pressed it onto the stocking. I used black paint & dotted on the eyes & mouth.

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I cut up some felt pieces for the hat & scarf. I used a Sharpie to stripe the hat and scarf and added glue and glitter for a little holiday sparkle.

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I glued the hat and gloves into place and added a pom pom to the end of the hat. I glued on a nose and buttons.

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We finished off our snowman with pipe cleaner arms.

Snowman Footprint Christmas Stocking for kids

It came out so cute. I can’t wait to hang it up.

 Footprint Snowman Christmas Stocking - An easy keepsake stocking for the holidays

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50+ Cute & Creative Footprint Crafts

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50+ Cute & Creative Kid's Footprint Crafts

Footprint Crafts are my favorite. I have a box full of my daughter’s footprints throughout her life and have many in frames as artwork for her playroom. These are wonderful keepsakes that I will have forever or until I pass them down to her.

Here are some of my favorites.

FOOTPRINT ANIMAL CRAFTS

Footprint Grasshopper

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Footprint Dachshund

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Footprint Squirrel

Footprint Squirrel

A-Z Footprint Animal Crafts

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CHARACTER INSPIRED FOOTPRINTS

Footprint Charlie Brown 

Footprint Charlie Brown Craft - Peanuts

Footprint Lucy

"The Peanuts" Lucy Footprint Craft

Footprint Thomas the Train

Thomas the Train Footprint Craft

Dr. Seuss Inspired Footprint Craft

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‘Home Inspired’ OH Footprint Craft

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A COUPLE FOR DADDY

New England Patriots Footprint

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Footprint Trophy

Footprint Trophy For Daddy Craft

FOOTPRINTS FOR PLAY

Footprint Bowling

Footprint Bowling Pins - Cute footprint craft - would make a great gift for the bowler in your life.

 

Footprint Scooter

Footprint Scooter

Footprint Xylophone

Footprint Xylophone Craft

HOLIDAY INSPIRED FOOTPRINTS

Hand & Footprint Earth

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Footprint Haunted House

Foot print haunted house craft for Halloween

Hand & Footprint Turkey

Hand & Footprint turkey for Thanksgiving

Footprint Gingerbread Men

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SWEET TREAT FOOTPRINTS

Footprint Gumball Machine

Footprint Gumball Machine Craft kids foot art

Footprint Ice Cream Sundae

Footprint Ice Cream Sundae

AND MORE…

Famous Works of Art Inspired Footprints

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 Footprint Volcano

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Footprint T-Rex

Footprint T-Rex

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Footprint Bowling Craft

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Footprint Bowling Pins - Cute footprint craft - would make a great gift for the bowler in your life.

We have taken our daughter bowling for the past two weekends. She loves family bowl & get really excited when she knocks down the pins.

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I have to be honest, she is almost better than me, but let me clarify by telling you that I stink at bowling. Her reaction when the pins fall down is priceless. She is such a joy to watch.

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Last night’s bowling adventure turned into a perfect craft idea. Since you know I love me some footprint crafts, it should not surprise you to see another one.

This is a pretty simple one. If you have a bowler in your family, this would be an adorable gift idea.

Paint your child’s foot white & press onto a brown piece of paper.

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We made 4 pins, so we did this 3 more times. You can choose to make more or less if you like.

Let the feet dry & then cut around the feet.

Draw in or paint two red lines below the heel.

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Cut a black circle out of construction paper & draw 3 circles

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Glue down the ball & pins onto another brown piece of construction paper.

Footprint Bowling Pins - Cute footprint craft - would make a great gift for the bowler in your life.

This is the only way that I could ever actually get a strike.

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Footprint Works Of Art

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Footprint art inspired by famous works of art

Over the past couple of months, I have been enjoying recreating famous paintings with the use of my daughter’s footprints. It all started because I wanted to make a black cat craft for Halloween. The cat reminded me of the famous poster art “Le Chat Noir”.

Le Chat Noir Inspire Footprint Craft

From that one footprint craft, I could not stop. I felt inspired to turn my daughter’s little feet into great works of art.

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Next we moved on to Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’

This one had my daughter puzzled. “Why is he screaming so much, mama?”

I am not quite sure.

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‘The Son Of Man’ aka The Man in the Bowler Hat by René Magritte always reminds me of the movie The Thomas Crown Affair.

More questions…”Why does he have an apple on his face?”

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s ‘Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1’, more commonly known as Whistler’s Mother was a fun one to make.

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‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh fascinated my daughter. She watched me paint in the swirls and asked if she could make a ‘Starry Night’ too. She has since made her own recreations several times.

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I added two more to my collection this weekend.

On Saturday, I made a footprint art inspired by Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Old Guitarist’.

Footprint art inspired by The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso

My husband really liked this one. I was pretty excited at how it came out too. I only needed 3 colors for this one, so it was less messy than my others.

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Last but not least, was my toughest challenge. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but tackling a Seurat inspired ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’, was a bit more than I bargained for. It is no wonder it took Seurat 2 years to paint his masterpiece. My much much much smaller footprint version was no Sunday afternoon walk in the park, but we finished it. Phew!! Can you even spot the footprint in all of those spots?

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These were all a ton of fun to make & I cannot wait to display my daughter’s feet throughout the house.

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These recreations of famous art are made out of my daughter's footprint

Footprint Gumball Machine & Starry Night

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Footprint Gumball Machine Craft - kids foot art

It is no secret that I love footprint crafts. My latest footprint crafts have been inspired by famous works of art. Last night, I felt inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I was ready to start our Starry night project and then passed by this gumball machine at the house we are staying at during our home build.

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This sparked a whole new inspiration.

Footprint Gumball Craft

Paint the heel in white & the rest of the foot in red. Press in onto a piece of paper.

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Paint the gumball machine top with red & silver paint.

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Paint the dial & gumball door on with the silver & add details with black.

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Have your child dip their little finger into different colored paint and press into the white to make the gumballs. Cute, quick & easy!

Footprint gumball machine

After my detour, I went back to my main event.

Footprint Starry Night

I painted my daughter’s foot in black & then pressed it onto a piece of blue paper.

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I used a Sharpie to draw in the rest of the curvy black structure depicted by the foot .

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I used the Sharpie again to draw in the village at the bottom of the scene.

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I quickly painted the drawing. It didn’t need to be perfect.

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Next I painted in the mountains.

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And then began adding in the stars & swirls in the sky.

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I cannot wait to decorate our new home with all of our new works of art.

Footprint Starry Night - a work of art out of a child's foot

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Gingerbread Men Crafts

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Footprint gingerbread man craft - cute little Christmas keepsake of your children's feet

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“Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man.”

I know it is early & we have not even had Halloween yet, but always around this time of year my mind starts wandering to gingerbread. Why, you might ask? Because every year, I start getting ready to construct my annual holiday gingerbread house. Since it is usually a time consuming project, I typically start in the beginning of November.

Here is a gingerbread version of our old house from a few Christmases ago.

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This year has been hectic with moving out of our house & waiting for the construction on our new home to finish. With all of this going on, a gingerbread house is not in the cards, but that can’t stop us from making some gingerbread crafts.

 

We are staying with relatives during our construction. We just so happen to be sharing a roof with a little girl, a little younger than Mai, who also enjoys crafts as much as we do. Last night the three of us worked on a couple simple crafts together.

Build a gingerbread man

This was a quick & easy craft for both children. The skill level will be different depending on age. I did this craft with a 2 & 3 year old.

What you will need:

Construction paper (brown & white)

Googly eyes

Buttons

Pom poms

Glue sticks or school glue

Magic marker

 

Draw & cut out a few gingerbread man shapes.

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Cut wavy lines out of white construction paper for the icing for the arms & legs. Put those, googly eyes, buttons & pom poms on a plate to be used for decoration.

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Give your child or children some glue & let them go…

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Here was Mai’s original craft. She then decided that she wanted to draw in a tutu, ballet shoes and some hair as well.

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Our other tiny crafter did a great job on hers as well.

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And of course, mommy did one as well. I stole the rosy cheek idea from my daughter.

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They both did great on their crafts, but before we picked up we squeezed in one more.

Footprint Gingerbread Men

I painted both children’s cute little tootsies in brown paint & pressed them onto a piece of paper one at a time.

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I dipped a finger into the same paint & formed the arms on either side of each foot. With white paint, I added the icing to the arms & across the bottom of the feet.

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We finished them off by drawing in the face, bow & buttons using magic marker. This will make a lovely holiday keepsake & a great memory for the kids of this time that they are sharing together.

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Footprint Xylophone Craft

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Footprint Xylophone Craft

Like many children my daughter loves music. She loves to sing & to dance and bang away on her different instruments. Last night’s footprint craft was inspired by this love of music. This little xylophone is cute & colorful and only took us a few minutes to make. Here’s how…

Hold your child’s foot vertically & paint the colors of the rainbow horizontally across the foot leaving a small space in between colors. Press their foot onto a piece of paper.

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Use a crayon or marker or paint to draw in the base of the xylophone.

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Add circles to form the screws on your xylophone.

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Add a pair of xylophone sticks.

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Add musical notes to finish off your craft.

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