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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

Earth Day Hand & Footprint Craft

Hand & Footprint Earth - Earth Day Craft

 

Mai & I have been working on learning our planets together for a little while now. I am proud & also a little embarrassed to say that she has a better grasp on our solar system than I do. The only ones that I can name are Saturn & of course the Earth.

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. For those of you that don’t know, Earth Day is an annual holiday that celebrates our home planet & also brings attention to the various ways we can help preserve our planet. To show our support Mai & I made a special Earth Day craft.

Hand & Footprint Earth

We used a piece of blue 12×12 scrapbook paper for the ocean portion of our Earth. I painted & stamped Mai’s hand & foot in green onto the blue to form our continents. If you make a mistake, which we did, you can always cut around the prints & place them where you would like on another piece of blue paper.

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Using the same colored paint, I painted in more green for the land.

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Let the paint dry & cut around into a circle.

Hand & Footprint Earth - Earth Day Craft

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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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A Partridge In A Pear Tree Craft

A Partridge In A Pear Tree Footprint Craft for Christmas

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This week has been a fun holiday filled week. We snuggled up every night & watched a different Christmas movie and yesterday went to the library to pick out holiday books. When we got home we read our new books and listened to Christmas carols.

We got to listen to one of my favorite carols, which is ‘the 12 Days of Christmas’ This is a holiday song my daughter doesn’t know very well yet. She listened to me sing & asked “What’s a partridge?” I told her it was a bird. “I can make that” she told me. I asked her if she wanted to make the partridge & the pear tree. She did, of course.

Since we are still living with our little friend Ashley while our house is in the final stages of construction, Ashley joined us for holiday crafts.

As I told you before, my daughter is very into cutting these days. She will take every opportunity that she can to use her scissors. She wanted to make the pear trees out of cut paper, so she cut green & red construction paper into little pieces, while Ashley & I tore some.

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I cut out trunks for everyone out of brown construction paper & I cut out a big blue circle as a back drop & a guide for placing the pieces of paper.

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I gave the kids glue sticks & let them glue away.

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I cut out small pear shapes for them as well & they added them to their trees. They drew their own partridges with markers.

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For my tree, I decided that I was going to make a footprint partridge.

I painted both girl’s feet in blue & pressed them onto a piece of paper.

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I proceeded to turn them both into partridges.

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I cut around the partridges & added them to my trees.

A partridge in a pear tree footprint craft for CHristmas

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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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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 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!

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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