Have your kids make these adorable REINDEER FOOTPRINT CHRISTMAS CARDS to give to friends and relatives this holiday season.
Kids just LOVE making handprint and footprint art, and parents and grandparents love receiving it. It’s so sweet to have those cute little hands and feet preserved in a piece of art that a child has made.
My daycare kids also love making homemade Christmas cards to go along with the gifts they’ve made with their parents for Christmas.
The other day when the hooligans and I were crafting, we made these adorable reindeer footprint Christmas cards.
Reindeer crafts are always popular with toddlers and preschoolers at Christmas time. In particular, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer is always a hit, so this Rudolph the Reindeer footprint card was well-received by the kids.
How to Make a Reindeer Footprint Christmas Card
- card stock or construction paper
- brown paint
- red pom-pom (or red paint)
- brown marker
- googly eyes
- styrofoam tray (or something to hold the pour the brown paint into)
Making Your Card:
To start, we squirted some brown paint on to a styrofoam produce tray. We use styrofoam trays often when we’re crafting. They’re so versatile. I always sterilize first by running them through the dishwasher.
I spread the paint around the tray with a paintbrush, and then my little crafter pressed her foot into it.
Ooooo, lovely! What an ooey-gooey sensation!
Then she pressed her foot on to a folded piece of white card stock to make her footprint Rudolph.
The footprint dried quickly while we washed all the paint off her foot.
Next, she used a paintbrush to put a bit of glue on the googly eyes and pom-pom nose.
If you don’t have pom-poms:
Don’t worry if you can’t find a red pom-pom. Your child can dip her thumb into some red paint, and press that on for the nose. Then you’ll have a thumbprint-footprint card!
She finished by adding some antlers with a brown Sharpie.
Oh my goodness. Rudolph never looked so cute!
And speaking of Rudolph… and cards… check out this sweet Rudolph card with an EOS lip balm nose! What a great gift and card combo to give to the teacher, bus-driver or crossing guard!
There you go – easy footprint Rudolph Christmas cards for your child to give out this holiday season!
Bet you’d love these Christmas handprint crafts from Red Ted Art too!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.