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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 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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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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Footprints Animal Crafts X, Y & Z

Footprint Animals Crafts From A -Z featuring X, Y & Z

We did it! We finished our footprint crafts from A – Z with our final 3 letters X, Y & Z. Here they are, the last in our collection.

X is for X-Ray Fish

Paint your child’s foot with silver paint & press onto a piece of paper.

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Dab on a little white for the eye & paint in the fins.

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Paint in the bones & add a little color to the fins. Add an eyeball & fish lips to finish off your craft.

Footprint Animal Crafts A-Z X is for X-ray fish.

Y is for Yak

Paint the foot in brown & press onto a piece of paper.

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Paint in the ears, horns & the head fur.

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Use a lighter shade to paint the bottom of the face & paint in more fur on the bottom, under the chin & on the sides.

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Add the eyeballs, nostrils & mouth. Also add lines to the horns.

Footprint Yak - Footprint crafts A - Z - Y is for Yak

Z is for Zebra

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

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Paint in hair on the top as shown. Add ears & then nostrils to the black portion.

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Paint in eyes by dabbing a bit of black & then white & then black again. Add the stripes to finish off your zebra head.

Footprint Zebra - animal footprints A - Z - Z is for zebra

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Footprint Animal Crafts A-Z Featuring U, V & W

Footprint Crafts from A - Z featuring U, V & W

Last night we tackled U, V & W in our footprint animal crafts from A-Z. That leaves us with only 3 more letters. These last few letters leave us with very few options. We opted to make a mythical animal for our U because of our lack of choices. Mai wanted a rainbow colored unicorn, so that is what we did. Here is how.

U is for Unicorn

Start by painting your child’s foot in the colors of the rainbow.

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Press the painted foot onto a piece of paper.

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Paint in a rainbow mane, ears & the unicorn’s horn.

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Paint in the tail & legs. I actually messed up on the legs. Here is a little trick if you mess up on one of these crafts & don’t want to start over. Cut around the project, leaving out the error & glue it down to a piece of paper in the same color.

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Paint or draw in the face with markers to finish it off.

Footprint Unicorn - Footprint crafts from A - Z U is for Unicorn

V is for Vulture

Paint your child’s foot in red & black as shown.

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Paint in the hind feathers on the side.

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Paint in the beak & feet and use white paint to paint in neck feathers.

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Dab on the whites of the eyes & outline the feathers. Use a marker to draw in the facial details.

Footprint Vulture - Footprint Crafts A - Z V is for Vulture

W is for Walrus

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

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Paint in the cheeks & nose and then the mouth & tusks.

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Dab in the whites of the eyes & paint in the flippers. Use a marker to draw in whiskers & nostrils.

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Paint in the eyeballs & paint in the tips of the flippers.

Footprint Walrus - Footprint Crafts from A - Z W is for Walrus

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Footprint Animals From A-Z Featuring L, M & N

Footprint Crafts from L - N

We are now more than halfway done with our footprint animal crafts from A – Z. It has been a fun project for Mai & I. She gets a kick out of seeing me turn her little feet into artwork & has learned about a few new animals. Last night our crafts covered the letters L, M & N.  Our first one was L & while we tossed around a few different animals that began with L, we went with a lion. Here’s how.

Footprint Lion Craft

Paint your child’s foot mostly in yellow. Paint a lighter shade of yellow or white in a T-shape as shown. Press the foot onto a piece of paper.

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Paint the lion’s mane around the heel & a pair of ears on top. Paint in the tail.

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Dot two white circles onto the paper for eyes & paint in eyebrows. Let the paint dry.

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Draw in the finer facial features with black magic marker.

Footprint Lion - Kid's Footprint Crafts from A - Z L is for lion

Our next craft was done similarly.

Footprint Monkey 

Paint your child’s foot in mostly brown with a lighter shade of brown in the middle as shown. Press the foot onto a piece of paper.

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Paint in the ears & tail and dot 2 white circles on for the eyes & let dry. Use a magic marker to draw in the finer details on the face.

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Add tree branches & vines for a final touch.

Footprint Monkey Craft - Footprint Crafts A - Z M is for Monkey

The narwhal was a new animal for my daughter. She thought that the horn was funny.

Footprint Narwhal

Paint your child’s foot in a gray or blue color & press it into a piece of paper. Paint in a side & rear fin. Dot on a white circle for the eye & paint in the horn. Paint some spots on the top of the narwhal & let the paint dry. Draw in the eye, eyebrow & mouth with a magic marker.

Footprint Narwhal Craft - Kid's Footprint Crafts from A - Z N is for Narwhal

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Dinosaurs Crafts

Footprint T-Rex - tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur craft

 

Our daughter loves to character play. Almost daily she takes on a new role to play & she likes to assign roles to us as well. For the past two days she has been a baby T-Rex. She has been roaming around the house roaring & stomping her little dinosaur feet. I decided to use those little dinosaur feet to make a T-Rex craft for our baby tyrannosaurus.

I painted her foot in 2 different shades of green & added a few black spot to her feet.

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We pressed it onto a sheet of white paper & let it dry.

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I drew in the tail, arms, legs, jaw, eye & teeth to form our dinosaur.

Footprint T-Rex - tyranosaurus rex craft

When we were done, she wanted to make another craft. “More dinosaurs!” It has been a while since we made a pasta craft. She wanted to make them out of pasta shells. We made a stegosaurus with our pasta.

We started with rigatoni for the legs. I used a glue gun to glue two pieces of rigatoni together for each pair of legs. (Adults should operate the glue gun.)

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Choose a jumbo shell with well folded in edges on both sides.

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Glue both sets of legs to the bottom of the shell.

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Glue a medium size shell into one end of the jumbo shell.

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Glue a piece of ziti into the opposite opening on the jumbo shell.

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Add a bead of hot glue down the spine & add the elbow macaroni to form the spines.

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Let the kids paint them in the colors of their choice & then let dry.

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Add googly eyes to finish off your cute little dinosaurs.

Pasta Stegosaurus Dinosaur Craft

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