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.
And so today I turned their little tootsies into a family of penguins.
Materials: card stock, black paint, white paint, orange paint, paint brush
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.
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.