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Christmas Craft: Footprint Canvas

Christmas is an excellent time to get creative. Some of the best memories in my family at holiday time are of us creating things together whether it is a craft or baking. Holiday crafts are also a wonderful way to chart your children growth over the years. A lot of my favorite holiday decorations are little clay ornaments with my children and nieces and nephews handprints, footprints, and pictures. I enjoy pulling those ornaments out every year and remembering the day we made them. I love them. This year we are going to try this fun new craft, a footprint canvas with he night before christmas poem.

Everyone knows the story of the night before christmas. “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Well this year there will be little mice stirring, but it will be little mice footprints. Only you won’t want these mice to run away. For this adorable craft you need a little paint, brushes, a canvas, and your little ones sweet feet.

Footprint Canvas

What you Will Need:

Canvas

Grey paint

red paint

green paint

blue paint

orange paint

black paint

pink paint

paint brush

your kid

What You Will Do:

  1. Begin by painting the bottom of your little ones feet with grey paint. Then carefully press their little feet to the canvas toes down.
  2. Now you can use your paint brush to embellish their feet with ears, eyes, a nose, whiskers, and a tail. You can add little pink circles to embellish the erasing nose. Black whiskers, and black eyes.
  3. Now draw a little strand of lights around the edge of the canvas. Just a long wiggly line for the strand, then paint some different colors on your child’s fingers and let them place their fingerprints as the lights. Use as many colors as you want.
  4. Next, add a little holly with some green and red paint.
  5. Finally use your paint brush to carefully write out the poem from The Night Before Christmas. Allow to dry then you can hang this adorable memory every christmas!

Santa Claus Christmas Countdown

Santa Claus Christmas Countdown

Sometimes it is difficult to countdown and wait for Christmas. Waiting is just not easy for little kids. Especially for something as special and exciting as Christmas. For the little ones this time of year can sometimes pass too slowly, for us too fast. But no matter how the time passes it is sometimes really nice to watch it pass and commemorate it. Now you and your kids can create their very own advent or Christmas countdown calendars that will help them to see the time pass and get excited as the day finally nears.

We found a fabulous free printable that will make this craft very simple to make. All you need to do is head over to TOMFO. TOMFO features some incredible crafts and free Printables that will make life fun, crafty, and easy. Check out TOMFO created by Mom Sarah, a graphic design artist, for lots of other great crafting ideas!

What You Will Need:

Free printable
Glue
Scissors
Cotton balls
Hole punch
Red ribbon

What You Will Do:

1. Print out your free printable for a beautiful and creative looking calendar.
2. Next punch a hole in the top and strong a ribbon through it for hanging.
3. Now you can use a little glue, or tape, and stick on a cotton ball for every passing day. Do it just before bedtime and then on the 24th when you do the last cotton ball when your kids wake up in the morning it will be Christmas!!

Christmas Crafts: Homemade Ornaments!

Homemade Ornaments

We love to decorate our Christmas tree. It is a family tradition to use all homemade ornaments, ornaments we have made over the years and collected, things our family made for us and gave us as presents, and things we made together. Our tree is usually a bright assortment of many different colors and different types of ornaments including paper, glass, wood, and material. This year we have decided to make a few reindeer ornaments out of glass balls.

We found these great ball ornaments on Pinterest and fell in love with them. They are unique and easy, and everyone will be able to put their own fingerprint on it! We chose an assortment of different colors, no one in my house has the same favorite color so we have several different colors to choose from.

What You Will Need:

  • Glass ball ornaments (or plastic if you prefer) (any color is fine!)
  • Brown paint (acrylic works best)
  • Black Permanent marker
  • Red permanent marker
  • Paper plate

What You Will Do:

1. First start with making sure your glass ball ornaments are clean and dry, you will also want to make sure your hands are clean and dry.
2. Then put some brown paint on the paper plate and carefully place your thumb in huge brown paint, roll it side-to-side to make sure it is completely covered in brown paint.
3. Next carefully place your thumb in the center of one side of the glass ornament. Make sure your thumb doesn’t move your your print may not be straight.
4. Wait for your thumbprint to dry.
5. Next use your black permanent marker to make antlers on the reindeer. Draw one line on either side of the top of the reindeers head, then draw small little lines on either side of each line as tines on the antlers.
6. Now draw a set of eyes and a nose, you can use the red permanent marker to make a Rudolph nose. Now create more reindeer on the other sides of the ornament, or create more ornaments!

Enjoy!