Have your kids make these adorable Reindeer Footprint Christmas Cards to give to friends and relatives this holiday season.
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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.
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My daycare kids also love making homemade Christmas cards o go along with the homemade gifts they’ve made for their parents for Christmas.
The other day, after watching the classic Christmas movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, we made these adorable reindeer footprint Christmas cards. The kids loved the process, and they turned out so cute!
How to Make a Reindeer Footprint Christmas Card
See all of our Easy Reindeer Crafts here.
- 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)
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!
Now you might want to check out the Christmas cards we made with this easy styrofoam printing process.
There you go – an easy footprint Rudolph Christmas cards for your child to give out this holiday season!
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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. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
How adorable! I love this and love your site! I do inhome childcare and always looking for cute ideas- this is great!
This is such a cute idea and would be fun to create since it gets kids involved in their Holiday cards.
Thank you for the idea and the post!
What is the best kind of paint to get when making crafts with our kids hands and or feet??
You can use washable paint, poster paint and tempera paint. I prefer acrylic craft paint because of the vibrant colours and the quality. It will stain clothes though if left to dry on the fabric.