Book Advent: Day 7 {Hand & Footprint Reindeer}

My friends... time is flying by entirely TOO fast!  I can't believe Christmas is just 2 1/2 weeks away.  I always have great intentions of getting my shopping finished ahead of time, but it was simply not possible this year.  I am starting to realize how much I have to do!  But I love our book and activity advent because it helps me see the magic of Christmas through Little Man's eyes.  It's a good reminder for me to stop and enjoy the season!
Today, we read a book that was new for me!  Olive, the Other Reindeer is a silly story about a dog who thinks she is a reindeer.  Little Man was laughing through the whole thing!  We watched the classic cartoon about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Little Man loved it!!  He kept saying, "Nose, nose" and pointing to all of our noses.
Here is our project of the day:
Can I just tell you how difficult it can be to get hand and foot prints from a toddler?!  Luckily, Mr. Oopsey Daisy was here to help tonight, and Little Man thought it was fun when I painted his toes!
For this project:
* Paint both hands.  Stamp at an angle (probably more than we did!) with thumbs pointed in.
* Paint one foot.  Stamp with heel overlapping the handprints.
* Add eyes and a red nose.
I wanted to make this something that would last, so we created our little reindeer on a canvas.  I want to hang this in Little Man's room every Christmas!  It would be fun to do a print each year to see how he has grown.
Thanks for reading!  You make my day!
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Comments

  1. Jackie Koll says:

    I love the idea of doing this on canvas. I like to do thing with my boys hands and feet too and plan on hanging them up each year (I'll do it until they are too big for me to make them do it which will be when they leave home LOL) How neat will it be when he's 16 to have a row of those!!

  2. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    That book looks really cute, and I love the reindeer artwork! Your little guy must be LOVING the evenings at your house. :)

  3. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I love that you did foot AND handprints. So cute!

  4. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I love that you did foot AND handprints. So cute!

  5. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I love that you did foot AND handprints. So cute!

  6. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I love that you did foot AND handprints. So cute!

  7. Mike and Sarah says:

    I love this idea, I will be doing this with my baby tomorrow!

  8. Maridith @ Strictly Homemade says:

    I did this a couple of years ago with my kids and made it into pillows. I love pulling them out every year! I think I will do another one once the 3rd baby gets here to see how everyone has grown too!

    So cute!

  9. We did this on white shirts for the kids in Kindergarten and the parents loved it.

  10. My son made this at school and I wanted to include it in my blog full of christmas crafts. I am going to link to your instructions, if that is okay. The entry will be up either tonight or tomorrow, if you would not like your blog linked, feel free to message me. :)

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