Wednesday 11 April 2012

Pintrest Inspired Foot Art

Another product of last weeks ill children was some foot art!

I had seen a canvas on pintrest of butterflies painted with footprints and decided to do something similar, before long Big E will have size 11 feet and tower over me so I need to preserve the memories of him as a small person!

I put some kids paints into takeaway containers and got the kids to stand in them then sit down as I pressed their feet against the canvas, no photos as it was far too messy! I did it in the bathroom and plonked them straight in the bath after and hosed off their feet.

Little e did the foot prints willingly but Big E was a little reluctant! He has a very sensitive gag reflex and paint is enough to trigger it (as is soap, blowing his nose, custard, poo smells....don't get me started is surely not normal to be sick in the sink because of the smell of your own poo...too much info I know!)! After he saw his wee sis doing it though, he decided to go for it, so with a lot of deep breathing, and gagging, it was done!

I added the felt flowers and the butterfly bodies and that was it.

A new piece of art for the wall!

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  1. Great idea! I have seen ones making a tree out of hands - quite like to have a go, but with my 3 I just see green and brown paint carnage! Good idea to do it in the bathroom :) x

  2. This is so beautiful! I don't have kids yet but a cute idea to file away! I've also seen hand prints as goldfish before :]

    1. Thanks! I may have to do goldfish hands as well, although I doubt my big one would cope with that :)

  3. Lovely idea! Might have to do this with Princess! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  4. This is such an adorable idea! Love the little felt flowers you added at the bottom, they really complete it =) x

  5. What a lovely idea Alison! Footprints and handprints are great memories to keep - but to make them into butterflies is even more special! Love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. that is really cute...I'm popping by via Round Tuit!

  7. Those are very cute! I'm always looking for new footprint projects to do with my son because that's really the only crafts he's old enough to do :)

  8. I love this. It's a great memory maker, too. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.


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