Tuesday, November 22, 2011

footprint angels

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas- everywhere we go...

We are getting a huge snow storm today and the kids are so excited! We've already been outside playing once, and I'm sure we'll be back outside this afternoon. It's starting to feel very Christmas-y around here and I love it. We've hung our lights up outside, and we've been hanging up some of the crafts that we've been making up inside.

This craft was quite easy to make.
1. paint the heel of the child's foot a cream colour and the rest of the foot a light pastel colour

2. once that's dry, use the cream paint to paint arms and legs. Use gold paint to paint a circle above the head and also the wings. (Don't worry about being precise painting the wings- you'll draw the details on later.)
3. using a black felt tip pen or marker, draw on the face and shoes. Trace around the body of the angel, adding some details like buttons, and a belt. Outline the wings adding scalloped detail to the bottom parts of the wings. Lastly, outline the halo and connect it to the head.

After Claire had finished stamping her foot a few times, I picked the best purple and blue footprints and took them to Staples and printed out some colour copies of them. Then we came home and added the details on all of the angels.  We like to be able to give the pictures away to her family. We just personalize each picture with a little message and then our family usually hang the pics on their fridge!

What are you making to get ready for the holidays? Link your projects up in the comments so I can check them out!


  1. It's beautiful!! And I think it would looks lovely printed on a t-shirt, on a bag, or on a pijama, because it's so sweet! :)


  2. This is so cute!! And what a fun craft to do with your kids. I found your blog on Tatertots and Jello and I have had so much fun looking around! We would love to have you stop by and share these at our link party:
    Have a great weekend!
    Camille @

  3. These are so cute and make a great keepsake. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from Mess For Less

  4. This is a great idea!

  5. How precious is this? Great idea!

  6. So pretty and girlie- I love them!

  7. I love this version! I had seen one with handprints for wings, but this is so cute! Made it for my father for Father's Day. =)


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