It’s so fun to start your Christmas Crafts with your toddlers and preschoolers in December. Getting out your crafty supplies setting up your table and then getting messy. Both handprint and footprint crafts are fun to do and these ideas for some simple Footprint Crafts are sure to inspire you and what’s more each of them can be used to create a Christmas Card that you can then share with friends and family.
Ideas for Footprint Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Toddlers and preschoolers either love or hate having their feet painted. If your child is in the love group then get the paint out and get messy – don’t forget to set aside a washing bowl to clean those feet before it’s not just the paper that has little footprints on but they will be all over your house.
One of the first crafts we did for Christmas when my children were very small was make Reindeer Footprint Cards with them. I shared this back in 2011 the first Christmas I was writing Rainy Day Mum when both of them were tiny. My daughter was only 7 months old when we made them.
Although you would think all Reindeers were the same – they aren’t and you should check out these other Reindeer Footprint ideas for some inspiration of what you could turn your little one’s footprint into this year.
This cute Footprint Reindeer from Emma Owl has a fantastic Red Nose perfect for some Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Inspired Crafts.
It amazes me how something so similar could be so different. This Footprint Reindeer Card from Happy Hooligans has a red nose too – but the different places on it makes it a different sort of Reindeer than before.
The addition of the ears to this Footprint Card featuring a reindeer from Glued to my Crafts makes it look really sweet and I love the antlers too
Lastly, these Footprint Reindeer from Sassy Scarlet are just so CUTE the girl and boy version would be perfect to make as a keepsake and bring out year after year.
Snowmen and Penguin Footprints
Snowmen and Penguins seem to be the ideal shape to create from footprints and this selection is so much fun.
Design and Dazzle have these really cute Footprint Penguins that unlike lots of the other ideas in this selection are made from fabric instead of paint. They would make a really cute picture for the wall to be brought out each year don’t you think?
This truly Christmas Penguin Footprint Card from Building Rainbows has the cutest Santa’s Hat on and would be great turned into a Christmas Card to send to friends and family this year.
I love how over on Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails they have used the Footprint Snowman to create a whole scene. It would be a fun activity to do with the kids as you countdown to Christmas this year.
Over on Diapers to Diplomas, there are Snowmen and Christmas Tree’s used to make their Footprint Christmas Cards I love how the Trees look and think that we may try it this year.
The last of our snowman footprints is by Glued to my Crafts and has adorable collage accessories check out how to make the Footprint Snowman Card.
Santa and His Helper Footprint Crafts for Kids
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa and these footprints make some great ideas for cards, canvases and gifts for family.
With a little bit of help from you, you and your child will be able to make this Footprint Santa Card from Sweet and Lovely Crafts. Take time making sure that you have both red and flesh colour to get the full Santa effect.
Santa needs a sleigh and this Footprint Sleigh from Fun Hand Print Art is perfect to make – I love the little reindeer as well.
Santa, of course, has some helpers and this Footprint Elf on the Shelf from The Pinterested Parent is sure to go down a hit if you have Elf on the Shelf in your House.
Other Christmas Favourite Footprint Crafts for Kids
With a little play on words, this Mistletoe Christmas Craft from Pinkie for Pink is fun and cute. Check out the other ideas and inspiration for Christmas Crafts in the same post.
As classic Christmas Storybooks go How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a fun one and these Grinch Footprints from Keeper of the Cheerios would be fun to make as you read the book or even after you have watched the movie.
Stock up Before you Start
When it comes to getting creative with toddlers and preschoolers there is nothing worse than not having the supplies that you need so make sure that you enough paint, a set with multiple colours is ideal as will save you time on mixing them together.
A good stack of coloured paper is really useful – with a variety of colours this set is perfect for crafting with the youngest members of your family.
Washable markers are really useful to – take note of the “washable” and after trying lots and lots I must say that the best set we have used are our Crayola Washable Markers even when my then 2 year old decided to become Bluebeard the Pirate they washed off really easily.
Then you always need pom poms, wiggle eyes and chenille sticks and this set has it all in already so saving you money over buying them separately.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.