Making Christmas footprint art with your kids is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday and create a keepsake that you can cherish for years to come.
You can make just about anything out of your child’s footprint including lots of seasonal characters like Rudolph, Santa, a snowman, a gingerbread man and lots more! I’ve rounded up the best Christmas footprint ideas in this post to inspire you to get crafty and make your own.
My kids and I enjoyed making footprint art last year and we had lots of fun decorating with pom poms, googly eyes and stickers.
But it’s not just fun creating it, there are lots of things you can do with your Christmas footprint art too.
Here are some ideas:
- Frame the art and give it to grandparents or loved ones as a gift from the kids
- Make holiday cards for friends, family or teachers
- Decorate the walls to make your home extra festive for the holiday
Tips For Making Christmas Footprint Art
Getting your child’s footprint just right can be difficult sometimes (it’s taken me a few tries in the past!)
Before you begin, make sure that you have a paint brush and baby-safe paint that is both non-toxic and washable. I use this one here that includes all of the colors you’ll need to make any of the holiday footprint art in this post. And it will rinse right off their little feet once you’re done. Keep some wipes nearby though and wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy just in case!
For paper, personally I prefer to use more solid cardstock paper for my kids’ Christmas footprint art, but you can use any colored or computer paper you have on hand. I highly recommend cardstock though especially if you’re making holiday cards. It also holds up better over time if you plan to keep your child’s art as a keepsake since it doesn’t rip or crumple easily.
Now onto the designs!
10 Best Christmas Footprint Art Designs To Make
Rudolph Footprint Art
This adorable reindeer from The Best Ideas For Kids is one of my favorites. Have your child glue on two googly eyes, a red pom pom nose and pipe cleaner for the antlers (or just draw them on!). Colorful fingerprint ornaments complete this adorable craft.
Penguin Footprint Art
This Christmas footprint idea from Fun Handprint Art is perfect for two children to make multiple penguins together. Decorate these chilly penguins with hats, scarves or ear muffs and an appropriate saying like “Let It Snow” or “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. So cute!
Snowman Footprint Art
Mistletoes Footprint Art
Who doesn’t love a good pun?!
We did this “mistletoes” one last year with one baby footprint and one 3 year old footprint. I can tell you though from that experience that this design definitely works better with smaller feet. If you don’t want to draw the holly or write “mistletoes”, you can print out my free template of the design here to make it super easy.
Santa and Rudolph Footprint Art
Ok, this Christmas footprint idea from Sweet and Lovely Crafts is seriously some of the most clever I’ve seen. This Santa and Rudolph duo works well if you have two children who both want to add their own unique footprint.
Christmas Tree Footprint Art
This Christmas tree design is perfect for the front of holiday cards! To make the ornaments you could use puff paints or fingerprints. Then add a gold star sticker (or perhaps use a gold glitter pen?) and some festive Christmas present stickers at the base.
Elf On The Shelf Footprint Art
For older children, try this classic Elf On The Shelf artwork. He looks a bit mischievous to me! What will your child’s elf be doing? Learn how to make it at The Pinterested Parent.
Gingerbread Man Footprint Art
This footprint gingerbread man looks good enough to eat! Maybe it would be with some gumdrop buttons? Add a merry saying or “Run, run as fast as you can!”
Mouse Christmas Footprint Art
This mouse footprint is an adorable craft based on the folktale classic ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. You can grab a free printable template of this one at Glued To My Crafts Blog, then easily add your footprint mouse.
Pete The Cat Christmas Footprint Art
Save These Christmas Footprint Ideas For Later…
I hope you found a Christmas footprint idea you liked in this roundup! Pin this post below to save it and come back to it later when you’re ready to start crafting. Have fun making art with your littles and happy holidays to you!
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