This fun Halloween Footprint Sign is a great craft you can do with your kids this October.

Have fun making this simple Halloween craft with your kids. Bonus you have a fun piece of Halloween decor to decorate the house with!

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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Have fun making this simple Halloween craft with your kids. Bonus you have a fun piece of Halloween decor to decorate the house with!

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.

Have fun making this simple Halloween craft with your kids. Bonus you have a fun piece of Halloween decor to decorate the house with!

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!

Have fun making this simple Halloween craft with your kids. Bonus you have a fun piece of Halloween decor to decorate the house with!

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.

Have fun making this simple Halloween craft with your kids. Bonus you have a fun piece of Halloween decor to decorate the house with!

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.

Have fun making this simple Halloween craft with your kids. Bonus you have a fun piece of Halloween decor to decorate the house with!

You can hang it using a ribbon, or a trusty Command hook. I have it propped up on my mantel for now.

Have fun making this simple Halloween craft with your kids. Bonus you have a fun piece of Halloween decor to decorate the house with!

Simple, inexpensive and a memory of my son’s youth for years to come. Can’t beat that!

Happy Halloween crafting!

melinda

 


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