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Footprint Fiffer Feffer Feff

My daughter has the gift of rhyme. Her Nana has become lovingly referred to as Nana Banana and I am affectionately known as Mama Drama. Maybe she inherits this from the poet in me or perhaps she gets it from her love for Dr. Seuss.

Kids Footprint craft inspired by Fiffer Feffer Feff from Dr. Seuss ABC book

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  Her favorite Dr. Seuss books over the past couple of weeks have been ‘The Lorax’ and ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go’ , but her constant favorite is Dr. Seuss’ ABC book. She knows this one by heart and can read it over & over again and her favorite Seuss creature in it is the Fiffer Feffer Feff.

I have been doing footprint crafts with my daughter’s feet since she was a newborn. I have keepsake after keepsake of her adorable little feet, which my daughter refers to as her stinky feet crafts”  Sometimes she even paints mine and and makes crafts out of my feet.

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Last night, we made a stinky foot craft of her favorite Dr. Seuss character to put in her reading area.

We dipped her foot in orange paint & pressed it onto a green background because that is how it is in the book.

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We painted in the furry collar & hands with yellow paint.

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We drew in the face & added spiky hair to the sides & top of his head and finished it off by gluing 4 feathers to the top of his head.

Kids Footprint craft inspired by Fiffer Feffer Feff from Dr. Seuss ABC book

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Star Wars Inspired Footprints

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 Elf On The Shelf

Footprint Elf On the Shelf - A cute keepsake for the kids for Christmas - holiday arts and crafts

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It is that time of year again. It is time to break out the Christmas decorations, send out your Christmas cards and put on your favorite carols. It is also time to bring that sneaky little elf out of hiding. We started the Elf on the Shelf tradition last year when we thought Mai was old enough to enjoy him. This year unfortunately, poor little Koontz (the name Mai picked for him) is locked away in storage waiting for our house to be finished.

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Footprint Snowman Christmas Stocking

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

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

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

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

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!

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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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Charlie Brown Inspired Footprint Crafts

Charlie Brown Inspired Footprint Crafts - Charlie Brown & Lucy

I have had Charlie Brown on the mind a lot these past few weeks. Charlie & the rest of the Peanuts Gang have a new movie coming out next month. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was on last night & my husband & I just had our Halloween costumes delivered. That is right, this year my hubby & I are dressing up like Charlie Brown & Lucy. We had wanted Mai to be Snoopy with us, but she was very insistent that this year she was going to be a witch princess.

I love Chuck & the gang & as I told you just a couple of days ago when I made the Dr. Seuss inspired footprint crafts, I seem to be seeing everything as feet these days. I decided to sneak in one more footprint craft for the week.

Charlie Brown & Lucy inspired footprints

For Charlie, paint your child’s heel in pale peach. Paint their toes in brown & the rest of the foot in yellow with one black stripe running across the foot near the toes. Press it onto a piece of paper & let the paint dry. Dot on an ear with the peach color. Use a black Sharpie or marker to draw in the face & the zig zag of Charlie’s shirt.

IMG_0266 The Peanuts Charlie Brown footprint craft

For Lucy, paint the heel in light peach again. Paint another strip of the pale peach across the portion of the foot right under the toes & then paint the rest in blue. Press onto a piece of paper & let the paint dry. Add a dab of peach for the ear. Use a black Sharpie or marker to draw in the face, hair & details of the dress to finish her off.

IMG_0267  The Peanuts Lucy Van Pelt inspired Footprint craft

Stay tuned for pictures of me & my husband as Charlie Brown & Lucy after Halloween.

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