Little Feet Leave a Big Message!
One of my preschool classes made Father’s Day cards with handprints, while the other made Father’s Day cards with footprints. This Easy DIY Kids Craft is a homemade greeting card is so cute for preschoolers and elementary age children.
The footprints were a challenge. When the kids stepped on the paper without assistance, their feet slid. When I held the paper to their feet, the print didn’t get their toes. What worked? Making sure paint was evenly distributed (it tickled!) and guiding each child’s foot to the paper to make a quick print. Whew!
If you have texture mats (as a potter, I have a collection of them) kids can make impressions of bricks or pebbles. If not, they can draw or color a path to be cut out and placed next to the footprint.
Add the message, “Thanks for making a path for me to follow” and “Happy Father’s Day,” sign name and date and the card is ready to go!
- construction or cardstock paper in white and another color
- paint and paintbrush
- magic markers, colored pencil or crayons
- glue or double-stick tape
- optional: brick or pebbles texture mat
- Using paintbrush, paint foot. Make footprint on white paper. Let dry. (Note–it may take several tries to get a full footprint.)
- optional: using colored pencil and texture mat, create a brick or pebbles impression. OR, draw or color a path.
- Cut a strip out of path. Glue or tape path by footprint.
- Write or print out, “Thanks for making a path for me to follow” and “Happy Father’s Day!”
- Write child’s name and year.
- Glue white paper on to background paper.