Looking for a baby keepsake or a baby-made Christmas card idea? How about this adorable baby footprint Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer???
How to make a Rudolph Baby Footprint Christmas Card
We made these footprint cards four years ago, back when we were living in Melbourne. One of the mums in my mothers’ group brought along all the supplies to one of our weekly catch-ups.
- white card stock
- brown washable paint
- thin ribbon (in red & green tinsel)
- red pom pom
- mini googly eyes
- jingle bells
- clear drying craft glue
- Merry Christmas stickers and embellishments
On a table, we laid out some brown paint next to several pieces of white card stock, with wet wipes, a bowl of warm water and a few hand towels on the floor near by. I dipped JJ’s foot into the paint, and made several footprints on white cardstock, and then whipped her over to wash up. And then it was the next mum and bub’s turn.
Capturing a tiny baby’s footprint is actually easier than hand prints, as tiny hands have a tendency to curl up into fists. I love how the teeny little toes act as the antlers.
Once the paint had dried, we glued on red pom poms, tiny googly eyes, little bells, red ribbons, green Christmas trim and some Merry Christmas stickers. I’m pretty sure there were once two bells, but otherwise I reckon it has held up pretty well over the years!
I think I made four or five of these cards in this one session, and the other mums did the same. I received lots of oohs and aahs when we handed them out to our extended family. Who doesn’t love teeny little baby’s feet??
I’m so glad that Great-Grandma is sentimental enough to have held on to this card after all these years, because it is so nice to reflect back on how little JJ once was when she was a teeny tiny baby. I should have made one for us to keep too! Nevermind, we can always see it when we visit Great-Grandma’s house.
And if you are after more baby footprint keepsake ideas, you might also like our baby and toddler footprint mistletoes that we made for Bee’s first Christmas. (They are hanging up around our place again this year, causing lots of spontaneous kissing!)
Or check out these ones that I love from around the interwebs:
- Adorable salt dough footprint keepsakes from The Imagination Tree
- Or Paging Fun Mums shows how to make baby footprint keepsakes from homemade clay.
- Another idea fromPaging Fun Mums is their tutorial for a DIY sand footprint keepsake – perfect for beach lovers!
- And for those of us with fur babies – Sew Doggy Style shows how to make a paw print ornament. Awww!
- Or Momma’s Fun World has a footprint Rudolph, complete with Christmas lights!
- Mama Smiles makes this handprint Christmas tree craft, using the youngest’s footprint for the trunk.
- And Sunny Day Family has some easy footprint angels to help remember those no longer with us at Christmas time.
For even more Christmas ideas, you can find all our Christmas activities for kids here.
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This is THE CUTEST idea I've seen forever! I'm so tweeting this!
You can also make a tree decoration using clay. Just impress your baby's foot and leave it to dry and you get a cool ornament.
You can check out my kids impression at My kids clay impressions
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Oooh supercute! We made foot imprint 'mistletoes' with both kids feet when my second baby was born, and we still hang them up on the eaves every Christmas. It's amazing to look back at how tiny their tootsies once were!