Reindeer Thumbprint Art

I can’t wait to frame this and hold onto it as a keepsake from our last Christmas as a family of four–next year there will be five little reindeer in our herd!  Cheers to that and to a merry Christmas!

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Footprint Butterflies

I love crafts that use hand, finger, or footprints because I adore anything that documents my kids’ size–how little their fingers were when they were one year old, how their feet grew between six months and three years.  I also love a craft that makes my daughter squeal with delight, and painting her toes was indeed delightful for both of us.

Footprint Butterflies @ Rub Some Dirt On It

 Be sure to take the time to enjoy the giggles!

Footprint Butterflies @ Rub Some Dirt On It

For the finishing touches, I painted antennae and a butterfly body, and Em used her thumb to create the nubs atop the antennae.  Then I added a touch of glitter while the paint was wet just for fun.

Footprint Butterflies @ Rub Some Dirt On It

This came out so beautifully, it is being framed and put up in her bedroom.  Put that in combination with photos of her in butterfly wings, and you’ve done more than made a craft and had some fun–you’ve created artwork that celebrates your little ones!

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Fingerprint Critters

I am loving how cheerful our kitchen is looking this spring!

 

I mounted it on another piece of card stock since I cut out a big accidental smear across the top. The kids are still talking about making them and love pointing out which bird they made to visitors! And I love that Jax’s red bird is just a tiny bit bigger than Em’s purple bird, just like in real life. I’m such a Mommy dork.

And here’s how to make the springtime scene. Basically, all the critters are made out of finger or thumb prints, with a touch of marker here and there (like for the bee’s stripes and the flowers’ stems) for details.

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Spring Fingerprint Critters

I am loving how cheerful our kitchen is looking this spring!

Thanks to a great idea I found here, and with some card stock, markers, finger paint, and twenty little fingers handy, we had all we needed to put a little spring in our step, and our home!

Here’s how to make the birdies on the branch:

I mounted it on another piece of card stock since I cut out a big accidental smear across the top.  The kids are still talking about making them and love pointing out which bird they made to visitors!  And I love that Jax’s red bird is just a tiny bit bigger than Em’s purple bird, just like in real life.  I’m such a Mommy dork.

And here’s how to make the springtime scene.  Basically, all the critters are made out of finger or thumb prints, with a touch of marker here and there (like for the bee’s stripes and the flowers’ stems) for details.

The biggest trick with this one–and in all crafts, really–is being completely prepared before the kids come to the table so you never have to turn your back on them and your creation for a moment.  As you can see, our caterpillars were victims of a bit of wayward abuse, but they survived.  Take a minute to pin this or save it somewhere you won’t forget–this spring celebration is a keeper for sure!

Check out all the fabulous links and hops where I shared this project under my Links & Hops tab above!

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Angels Among Us

A craft to remember three of my favorite angels when they were small: Jackson, Tommy, and Emmy.

I loved these angels individually, but when all three were lined up next to each other, they were even sweeter!  If I was really really crafty, I would have tried to come up with some way to have them holding harps or some other angelic accessory, but that only occurred to me just now.

A heavenly craft, to be sure!

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A Quick Christmas Craft

A cheerful touch to our kitchen and a festive way to make the kids happy!

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