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Create an adorable DIY Christmas decoration with your kids. This footprint Christmas craft is easy, fast, and doesn’t require a huge mess to create it. Kids always love getting their hands and feet traced, so this craft is perfect!
If you do this every year and save a light each time, you and your child can see the size difference from year to year. HOW SWEET IS THAT?
If you are not afraid of a bit of a bigger mess, you could also do this using different colored paint for the footprints. Personaly, I am a low mess kind of mamma.
Supplies to make the Footprint Christmas Craft
Direction for Making Footprint Christmas Craft
1.Using different colored construction paper trace your child’s feet with the pen pencil or crayon. To do this, I lined up all the paper we wanted to use and had my toddler move from one to the next while I traced her feet.
2. Using black construction cut into small rectangles or have your child rip small rectangles for the plug part of the Christmas light. I choose to cut the rectangles because to speed things up a bit.
3. Cut the footprints out of the construction paper. I cut the footprints out because my toddler doesn’t know how to use scissors yet.
4. glue or tape the black construction paper rectangle on the heel part of the foot print. For this, I got a piece of tape off and gave it to my toddler to use. I then held the black rectangle on top of the footprint so she could tape it.
5. Use the clothespins to hang the footprint Christmas lights on the string. I like to hand any decoration like this with command hooks, so I don’t have holes in the walls.
YAY! You now have a cute DIY footprint Christmas craft decoration that your child helped you with.
This craft is not very messy and shouldn’t take that long if you can get your child to sit still long enough to outline their feet.
TIP: If you can only get your child to sit still for 1 tracing use it as a guide to cut out other Christmas light footprints.
BONUS: You can also make these sweet footprint lights into an adorable card. Just take a “light” and add it to the front of a piece of construction paper folded in half. On the inside you can write a cute saying that involves lights. “You light my life”, “This little light of mine. I’m going to let it shine”, etc.