Hand & Foot Print Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

What you will need:

 

Pressed leaves
Pressed leaves

To press leaves:

I placed the leaves in between pages of a drawing pad (any heavy book will do) and placed a weight on top. Let sit for a day or two and they will dry flat and be ready to use.

TIP: You could use a piece of felt instead of a leaf

Painting the bottom of the foot
Painting the bottom of the foot

To make the Rudolph’s head. Paint the bottom of you little ones foot and press carefully on to the white card stock paper.

TIP: Use wet wipes to clean the paint off the bottom of foot and hand.

Pressing foot carefully to card stock
Pressing foot carefully to card stock

Tip: If you do it in the bath tub the cleanup is so much easier.

Painting hand
Painting hand

Paint the hand and press carefully on to the white card stock paper slightly over lapping the foot print.

Placing the the handprint antler on the top of the head
Placing the the handprint antler on the top of the “head”

Allow the paint to dry.

Start with gluing  the button nose
Start with gluing the button nose

Start with the gorilla glue and add it generously to where the button nose will go and put the button in place.

Next glue the googlie eye
Next glue the googlie eye

Next put gorilla glue to where you want the googlie eye to go and place the eye

Lastly glue the ear on
Lastly glue the ear on

Place a generous amount of Elmers glue to where you want the leaf (ear) to go, and place the leaf.

Allow the glue to dry before hanging up on the fridge 🙂

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Foot Print Turkey Craft!

Foot print turkey craft
Foot print turkey craft

What you will need:

Pressed leaves
Pressed leaves

To press leaves:

I placed the leaves in between pages of a drawing pad (any heavy book will do) and placed a weight on top. Let sit for a day or two and they will dry flat and be ready to use.

TIP: You could use craft feathers instead of leaves

To make the turkeys body. Paint the bottom of you little ones foot and press carefully on to the white card stock paper.

Painting the bottom of the foot
Painting the bottom of the foot

Tip: If you do it in the bath tub the cleanup is so much easier.

Pressing foot carefully  to card stock
Pressing foot carefully to card stock

Once the foot print is dry cut out the foot print.

Ready to put together the turkey
Ready to put together the turkey

I cut two circles out the the same paper, as the foot print, to make “targets” for the leaves to be glued on. One larger than the other.

Apply Elmers glue liberally to the circle target and start placing leaves in a circular fashion. Repeat with the second circle.

Take the black card stock and apply liberally Elmers glue to the back of the larger circle and stick it on the paper.

Gluing the circle targets down
Gluing the circle targets down

Then take the smaller circle and liberally glue the back of it and place over the bigger circle as desired.

The 2 targets glued down on the card stock
The 2 targets glued down on the card stock

Take your pipe cleaner and cut a short piece off for the beak and bend it in a V. The rest of it is for the feet and bend 3 toes on each end of it.

pipe cleaner beak and feet
pipe cleaner beak and feet

Using the Gorilla glue, glue on the eyes to the foot print.

Googlie eyes!
Googlie eyes!

Then glue on the beak with Elmers glue.

Adding the beak
Adding the beak

With Elmers glue, glue the feet on to the card stock where you want them to go. Once they are where you want them apply a liberal amount of Elmers glue to the back of the foot print and place on top.

TIP: Place something heavy on top to help it dry flat (I used the sketch pad)

Foot print turkey craft
Foot print turkey craft

Hang it up on the your refrigerator for everyone to enjoy 🙂