Saturday, December 31, 2011

MistleTOES Christmas decoration for kids

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I saw these cuuuute "Mistletoes" from funhandprintart and love the idea!

And they were a big hit with the grandparents, too. 

My kids loved them, too.  They didn't take long to make, and I already had the 'ingredients' needed for it.

First get some posterboard (or if you want to use a tile, plate, etc, to make it a permanent gift.  I am trying to reduce the 'stuff' in my house, so I didn't want to do a 'thing', but was trying to capture their small feet.), and trace a large plate for a circle.



 Using craft scissors with a designed edge (or regular ones), cut them out.  Use your child's shoe to make sure the size is right.

Before you get out the paint, you must do some PREP.  I put a little bit of water in the bath, and had a rag next to me at all times.  I used both of them.

In fact, we did the painting next to the bathtub.  It saved me from worrying about getting green footprints  all over the floor.

Practice the footprint-on-paper before you use real paint, so your child knows what to expect.

Using a paint brush, paint your child's foot (one at a time) - you can use acrylics or Crayola finger-paints.   Beware - it tickles!

Then, use a few other colors - red, blue, purple, and gold for us - for the lightbulbs, using little thumbs to make them.

Don't forget the cluster of berries at the heels!
 Hang them on the Christmas tree.  Perfect & easy Christmas memory.

My 3 year old loved these so much - I can see these "MistleTOES" being a tradition in our home.


Merry Christmas xoxo

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