Super Simple Penguin Footprint Craft

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I spent New Years Day taking down both of our Christmas trees and any holiday decorations that were Santa related.  I leave up everything that has snowmen or penguins though since their more winter than Christmas.  And well winter will be here for quite a while longer.  The fireplace mantle looked a bit bare though and so the girls helped me on a little craft project to fill up some space.  I absolutely adore craft projects that incorporate my little ones hand and foot prints because soon enough they won’t be so little anymore.

Footprint Art

And so today I turned their little tootsies into a family of penguins.

Materials:  card stock, black paint, white paint, orange paint, paint brush

Penguin Footprint Steps

Begin by painting the bottom of your little one’s foot black and pressing it firmly on to the card stock.  Use the paint brush to add some black wings.  Once all of the black paint has dried paint on a white body.  The head part is done easily by painting the top half of a heart.  Once the white paint dries paint on an orange beak and little black eyes.  Ta-da!

These little penguins would look super cute on a handmade Christmas card and I’m even thinking about duplicating this on a piece of pottery.  However for now I decided to frame our masterpiece.  I added the year and used some paint pens to make a dotted background.  I then framed and displayed.

Penguin Footprint

It looks great displayed on our fireplace mantle and I love that I have those little footprints to look back on and remember just how small their feet were in 2014.  It’s also fun to see the size difference between a 1, 3, and 5 year old.

Check out my other handprint and footprint projects and happy crafting.

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12 Responses to Super Simple Penguin Footprint Craft

  1. Laurie P says:

    That is waaaay too cute. I was thinking about footprints last week and my hubby and I had a good laugh at how much of a size difference our kids feet have. We would need a poster size paper for our son’s size 14 feet (he’s 15) next to our baby girls almost 17 month old foot. lol

  2. Rachel N says:

    This is really cute! I have 3 little people to make footprints for me too:)

    • Lenna says:

      Has to be fake; no 21 year old whose phone goes missing is going to rest until they find it. He would have ripped the house apart and come across the &#7n26;hidde2ᾶ cameras.

  3. Carissa Joslyn says:

    This is a really cute idea. I did something similar for Halloween, just it was frank en stein instead of penguins! great for winter. Will be doing!

  4. Tracy Jones says:

    This is the cutest thing. I hope my oldest will cooperate in doing this.

  5. Cindy B says:

    I really love this ~ so cute and great to include more than one child/person’s footprint.

  6. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Now this is super cute, wish I could have known this when mine or even my grandchildren were much smaller. I love this idea!

  7. Beth R says:

    I can’t wait to make these this year! I think we might even have to give them out as cards too. I love penguins!

  8. Jamie says:

    So cute! I work in a clinic with children with special needs, we’re going to try this with our clients 🙂

  9. Tracy Jones says:

    I have to do this before my kids are “too big” to cooperate.

  10. Elena says:

    Looks very cute and easy

  11. Carmen C says:

    These are so cute! I will need to do this asap

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