I’ve been seeing a lot of handprint and footprint crafts recently, which is just about perfect for Bo’s age because she loves tracing.
When we started this craft, at first, we were just tracing their hands and feet just because it was fun. But then I got a little nostalgic for the fall that has yet to appear, so I thought we’d make our own version of handprint and footprint crafts with these fall-themed prints!
If you want in on the fun, here is how to make your own fall handprint and footprint crafts.
For both handprint and footprint crafts, you will need the following supplies:
- Butcher paper
Scarecrow Footprint Craft
Draw the outline of the child’s foot onto the paper.
Flip the outline upside down so that the toes are the bottom of the scarecrow. The toes become the ragged edges of the scarecrow’s stuffed pants.
Draw a line in the center of the foot (where it narrows) to become the waist. Draw a rounded line at the base of the heel to create a round head.
Add in scarecrow details. We used orange, yellow, and brown to create a plaid shirt pattern. We did blue for jeans and brown for stick hands.
To make the boy scarecrow: Color short hair, draw a basic face, and add a bow tie.
To make the girl scarecrow: Color longer hair, add eyelashes to the eyes, and put the bow in her hair.
Cut out your designs and let your kids play with them! Bo really liked this part (the tracing part was her absolute favorite, though).
Leaf Handprint Craft
Leaf hands are even easier than scarecrow feet.
Have your child keep their fingers close together while you trace the outline of their hand. This creates a more “leaf-like” shape.
Color the entire hand a fall leaf color. Add in the stem with brown crayon.
Cut out the hand leaves and you are done! Easy as pie!
If you make these fall handprint and footprint crafts, share your results with us on the Schooling a Monkey Facebook page! We love seeing your creations!
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