Wednesday, December 19, 2012

santa and rudolf

A little art project to do with your kids.  It has been my favorite one for the holidays for many years.  Of course, the younger the child, the cuter.  The first one is the hand and foot of a 2 1/2 year old.  The hardest part of doing this is how you position it on the paper.  You will just have to look and plan ahead.  Well the second hardest would be actually get a good print.  My suggestion is to put your child in a high chair.  Have cleanup wipes close by.  You have to work fast.  Don't sit the paint near them, hah.  Good luck.
You can use any color paper.  I use card stock so it is archival.  I also use quality paint......folk art.  It is one of those projects that parents like, but it is mostly done by the adult.  You need to paint Santa on.....his face is their thumbprint, add the reins, antlers.  The snowflakes are done with a stamp and paint.  Those little gold stars are relaly cute on this.   Do the eyes on Santa and Rudy with a permanent marker. Also you can paint a landscape at the bottom.  The second print is from a chubby 15 month old.  Love his chubbo foot.  He wasn't too crazy about what I was doing.  He just looked at me like, "Have you lost your mind."  Have fun.  You will have paint most likely all over you and the child.  (oops, looks like one of the pictures isn't there)

7 comments:

Julia said...

Awww Debby, this is just so cute. I think that older kids would love this to do this too...
Snow is falling today and school is cancelled for the day. A perfect project for this kind of day.

Hugs,
JB

Loretta Thomas said...

These are just too cute.It will certainly keep the little ones busy...Hope you have a busy and wonderful day!
Hugs & Best Wishes!

pballard said...

Perfect idea. I am going to try with my granddaughter. Thanks for sharing.

Susie said...

Debby, that is the cutest thing ever. I wish all my grandkids had done one of those...now the boys would need two pieces of paper for their feet.LOL. I have seen stepping stones done by placing the kids feet into cement, then rinse their feet fast.xoxo,Susie

Margie said...

This is just great - hope you managed to get all the paint off their feet before they ran across the carpet ha ha!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very cute project, Debby.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

This is just so cute! It is a lovely work of art that would look wonderful framed!