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