This fun Halloween Footprint Sign is a great craft you can do with your kids this October.
I love my kids and I love crafting, so coming up with a fun project we can do together makes me a very happy mommy. You might remember my simple Handprint Wall Art project where I used my kids’ handprints to create a keepsake. This time I used my son’s feet!
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I found this cute wooden picket fence in the clearance aisle at Michaels and I just had to have it! At the time I had no idea what I was going to do with it but when I saw this Trick-or-Treat Smell My Feet sign from Amanda over at Fun Handprint Art I knew that was the answer.
The first thing I did was paint the fence black. I used a couple of coats of craft paint and while it was drying I traced my son’s feet (huge for just being 4 years old!) on to a piece of paper and cut them out. When working with a small child’s handprint or footprint it’s always best to make a template so you can figure out the placement BEFORE little hands and feet are covered in paint. Kids tend to be fidgety, so planning is key! Once I figured out where I wanted them placed it was time for the fun part, making footprints! I applied a generous amount of white paint to the bottom of my son’s feet. Then I had him sit in a chair and extend his leg. I pressed the board quickly against his painted foot, wiped that foot off and repeated (Tip: Have some wet paper towels handy or baby wipes for a quick clean up). He thought it was so much fun!
I cut the letters out of orange vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo. If you don’t have one, you can always paint the words on. The font I used was KidSans from DaFont.com. I transferred the vinyl lettering to the fence and where the letters crossed the gap between the slates I used scissors to cut away the extra vinyl, leaving a space.
I love how my Halloween Footprint Sign turned out. I also added the date on the back, because that’s what mothers do with anything and everything that has their kids hand or footprint.
You can hang it using a ribbon, or a trusty Command hook. I have it propped up on my mantel for now.
Simple, inexpensive and a memory of my son’s youth for years to come. Can’t beat that!
Happy Halloween crafting!