Footprint Handprint Reindeer

5 Dec

My 2-year-old brought me some paper and a crayon today, and wanted me to trace her hands.  After her hands, she wanted to trace her feet.  Since it is the holiday season, I remembered a craft idea I had seen before that was a reindeer using the outline of your child’s hand and foot.  It’s an easy, quick craft, and brought such delight to my 2-year-old this morning!

 

What you need:

Brown construction paper or cardboard, or white paper that you can color brown
Another color construction paper for the antlers.  I chose red, but a darker brown or black would work too.
Red or black construction paper for the nose
Eyes, or you can draw them on if you don’t have eyes
Scissors
Glue
Crayon, pen, or pencil for tracing and drawing if you will be drawing on eyes, nose, and mouth

How to make it:

Trace your child’s foot on the brown construction paper.  Cut out.  Trace your child’s hands on the other color paper.  Cut out.  Cut out a circle for the nose.  Glue the hands on the top of the footprint to look like antlers.  Glue or draw the eyes and nose.

 

My construction paper was kind of thin, so I also glued a craft stick to the back of it to give it more structure and so my daughter could use it as a puppet or to play with.  She has been showing it to everyone today, she’s so proud of what she made.  This would be a fun activity to do every year to see how much their feet and hands have grown in the last year.

2 Responses to “Footprint Handprint Reindeer”

  1. Janea December 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    That is too cute and will be doing it when Alex wakes up !!!!

    Like

    • Jenny December 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

      Thanks! Hope you had fun making them!

      Like

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