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Footprint Grasshopper Craft

Footprint Grasshopper Craft

 

What is it about little feet that make them so adorable? I have always loved baby feet. I feel likewise about toddler feet too. That is why footprint crafts are my favorite. I just can’t get enough of them & my daughter loves to make them too. We have quite the collection of footprint art hanging up around our home. Last night we were talking about grasshoppers & crickets, which of course ended with us having to make a grasshopper craft.

Paint your  child’s foot in green & press onto a piece of paper. Let it dry. Use paint or magic marker to draw in an eye & antennae onto the heel.

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Draw or paint in the legs & details for the body.

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We used chalk to highlight the segments.

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Draw or paint in a branch or leaves for a final touch.

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This will make a great addition to our growing collection of footprint crafts.

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Footprint Ice Cream Sundae

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Last month I wrote a post about ‘8 Reasons Why Dads Are More Fun Than Moms’. My husband proved again why  he is definitely more fun than mom. This morning we went to Friendly’s for breakfast. When Mai finished with her pancakes, she wanted to get a cone head sundae. My husband convinced me to let her enjoy a little sundae even though I thought it was too early. Our daughter was of course overjoyed and enjoyed every bite.

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Our early morning sundae was the inspiration for our footprint sundae craft.

To achieve this, paint your child’s foot in 3 different colors & press onto a white sheet of paper.
Let dry & paint dark brown drizzles for the hot fudge. Around the heel of your foot draw a sundae glass.
Draw an outline of whipped cream around the top of the foot, make sprinkles with different colored slashes & draw a cherry on top.
Cut around the whole picture & glue to a colored piece of construction paper.

 

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Footprint Easter Bunny Craft

Foot print Easter Bunny craft I just never get sick of my daughter’s cute little piggies. There is just something so cute about baby feet. With time racing by, she is quickly becoming less of a baby & more of a little girl. Mommy needs to preserve all these baby moments while I can. With Easter nearing, I thought it time for our first Easter craft.

What you will need:

Poster board

Plain white paper

Paint

Paint brush

Markers

Cotton Balls

Glue

Paper plate

Directions:

Spread paint on a paper plate.

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Dip your child’s feet in the paint.

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Press the paint covered foot on a piece of paper. Repeat with the other foot & let dry. Cut out the feet prints.

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Sketch out your bunny around the baby’s feet, using the feet as bunny feet

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Draw some egg shapes on a piece of paper & have your child paint on it.

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Cut out the eggs & set aside.

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Glue the eggs to the chest where the hands would be holding them.

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Cut out two oval shapes as hands & glue them down over the eggs to make it appear as if they are holding them. Draw lines on the paws.

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Paint/color your bunny’s ears, eyes, nose & tummy. Outline the mouth & whiskers.

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Squeeze glue on to the parts that you want fluffy, like the bunny ears.

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Spread cotton balls out across the glue.

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My daughter loves gluing. This is a part that you can do together.

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We chose to cut our bunny shape out & hang it on the refrigerator with magnets.

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We also made a smaller one with floppy ears. This looks a little more like a floppy earred dog than a bunny, but I still think it came out pretty cute.

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My daughter got a real kick out of making the paint foot prints. We made several set of foot prints because she thought it was so funny. We hung our craft on the refrigerator. Before bed this evening Mai ran up to it & said “Goodnight Bunny”. She is so cute.