Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Footprint Fun

I have a fun Halloween craft you can do with your kids to share today and a "spooky" way to dress it up when you are finished. Creating animals and other creatures using footprints and handprints make for wonderful keepsakes capturing a moment in time when your children are little.

I had a great time creating these spooky ghosts with my girls. Take a look....

And here we are crafting away...I simply cut black cardstock to 8 x 10 so it could fit in a frame and then painted my girls' feet with white acrylic paint. Just stamp their feet and allow the project to dry. (This is also a great project to duplicate for grandparents and other family members).

When the ghosts were dry, we added googly eyes using glue dots and then I drew around the edge of the cardstock with a white gel pen and added the date. I also labeled each ghost with little alphabet stickers.

I then took a plain wooden frame and painted it black, then added crackle medium and went over it with white paint. I added "Boo" with a couple different Thicker fonts and adhered a border sticker at the top of the frame.

Then I cut a couple pieces of cheesecloth and glued with a hot glue gun. One of the pieces I tied off with a piece of twine and then added a patterned paper "curtain" of sorts. To distress the cheesecloth, I cut it up a little bit and then rubbed black ink on it.

A super fun, quick, easy project...the girls love looking at their ghosts too! Try making a ghost family with your entire family!


  1. I have to tell you Jill - your projects ALWAYS blow me away, this is no exception! Lovely idea - and such a sweet keepsake! They grow so fast, soon your little ones' feet wont even fit in the frame! I want to give this a try with my kiddos too - I hope my 6 year old's feet fit ;). Super cute & fun idea!

  2. Super cute Jill! I forwarded this on to my sister to do with her one-year-old! :)


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