The Feet Have It
I got to spend some time with my grandchildren after Thanksgiving. What a BLAST! N is eight months old and can charm the candy cane off and elf with those big blue eyes and shy smile. E is talking up a storm. You have to pay close attention to figure out what she’s saying. I did understand when she told me “Love you, Love you, love you” before she went to sleep.
One of the things we did was make reindeer with our feet.
Bronze acrylic paint
½ inch pompoms
Google eyes that would fit proportionally to the bottom of the feet being used.
Good quality paper, I used 140lb paper. I tried construction paper but it was too thin.
- Paint bottom of child’s foot and make an impression on the paper. You can either press the paper on the bottom of the foot while the child sits or you can have the child step onto the paper lying on the floor. (Sticking out your tongue does make it easier.)
2. Draw some antlers starting at the juncture between the toes and foot.
- Cut the foot and antlers out.
- Glue a pompom at the bottom of the heel in the middle for a nose.
- Glue the goggle eyes near the ball of the foot
- Baby wipes work well to clean the feet off.
- For younger children (under 3) put a dot of glue where needed and let your little helper place the objects. (nose, eyes)
- Change up colors of paint, pompoms, eyes
- Copy and shrink the reindeer use as a Christmas card.
We had fun making these. I’m putting them on my Christmas tree. E learned so much while making these. She learned how to follow directions (putting stuff on the glue dot), make an impression with her feet, and directionality by putting the eyes on correctly. Not bad for a toddler, of course, she is my granddaughter.
What adventures have you had lately?