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Hand, foot & finger print art

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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Footprint Puffin

Footprint puffin craft

 

We just returned from a family vacation in Iceland. We had a fantastic time. We love to travel & it has been wonderful watching our daughter inherit our love. While we were in Iceland, we took in the breathtaking landscapes, swam in the Blue Lagoon & took a trek to the top of the Langjökull glacier and then got to walk inside of its ice cave. We created beautiful memories & have so much fun.

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The ice cave of Langjökull glacier, Iceland

While shopping in Reykjavik, we came across a lot of puffin merchandise. I was fortunate enough to have seen the puffin on our last trip to Iceland, while Mai was still in my belly.

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Puffins were out of season on this visit, so Mai did not get to see one, but she still did get a little souvenir.

Puffy the puffin is our daughter’s new favorite stuffed animal. She has carried him around everywhere since our return.

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Her new friend was also the inspiration for our newest footprint craft.

I painted her foot in black & white as shown & then pressed it onto a piece of blue paper.

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I painted a white oval shape over the heel for the face & added in the beak & feet with orange.

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I added a touch of yellow & black to the beak & painted in the eye to finish it off.

Footprint puffin craft

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Valentine’s Day Hand Print

Valentine's Hand Print - Bee Mine

Valentine’s Day is coming & with it comes the flowers, the chocolates and the cards. My daughter has already started getting excited about making Valentine’s cards for her family & friends. I was excited too because let’s face it, there is nothing sweeter than getting a Valentine from your little one. We love hand & footprint crafts because they make wonderful keepsakes. This adorable Valentine is cute & easy to make.

Hand Print Valentine

Paint your child’s palm and thumb in yellow. Paint black stripes over the yellow paint. Paint the fingers for the wings. I chose light blue for our wings.

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Press their hand onto a piece of paper.

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Paint in antennae and a stinger.

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Add googly eyes & a mouth and draw in wing veins.

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Add your message. (I love puns.) Add a heart trail or a few hearts to finish it off.

Valentine's Hand Print - Bee Mine

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New Year’s Hand Print Craft

hand print hand clappers - An easy New Years craft. My daughter loved cutting the confetti

It seems as if the holidays fly by quicker & quicker each year. Next week is Christmas & then the following week we will be ringing in the new year. Not long after we clean up our New Year’s confetti, we will be celebrating another birthday for our little girl. She turns 4 in a few weeks & I cannot believe how quickly she has grown.

I would love to be able to keep her small forever. I know that this will not happen, but I can at least preserve some of her tiny cuteness while I still can. This is why I love hand & footprint crafts. It is fun to compare each new print with older ones just to see how much she has grown.

With 2016 fast approaching, I wanted to make a holiday keepsake to kick off the new year.

New Year’s Hand Print Craft

This was a simple and fun project.

Trace your child’s hand or have them trace their own.

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Cut out a few different colored hands using the tracing.

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Fan the hands out & glue them together. Cut out a handle for your hand clapper & glue underneath the hands.

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Cut out confetti & streamers or let your child if they are able to use scissors. We have been working on our cutting skills a lot lately, so Mai couldn’t wait to help me cut the confetti.

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Glue the confetti & streamers into place.

Don’t forget to label your clappers with your child’s name & the date.

hand print hand clappers - An easy New Years craft. My daughter loved cutting the confetti,

Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

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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 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