I’m not usually one to rush into winter because fall is absolutely my favorite, but it snowed here earlier this month so… winter it is! That means it’s time to get crafty and update our seasonal art. If you haven’t seen my previous posts, I have been making handprint and/or footprint crafts with Carter since he was born. They’re great keepsakes, look cute with my seasonal decor, and make great gifts for the grandparents too. Plus now Charlotte gets to join the fun.
You can make your own, have your kids write the words themselves if they’re old enough, or grab the printables from my store to use over and over. Until Carter gets bigger, I print mine on card stock so they all look exactly the same and it saves so much time. I also prefer using ink pads instead of paint because the ink really shows the fingerprint details and is easier to clean up. My goal is three finished pieces, so I usually print four to be safe and just make an assembly line.
For Charlotte, I went with Mistletoes. It’s the same one I used for Carter’s first Christmas, but it was just so cute I had to use it again. While I have done these projects on my own, if you’re working with a baby it is so much easier to have help. My husband holds and I stamp. Charlotte wiggles her little toes like she’s getting a foot massage when I roll the ink on.
For Carter, I decided to go with a snowman because he’s super in to Frozen and Olaf right now. If he was a little bigger, I’d have him draw the features on but for now I cut the accessories so he could glue them on instead.
Gluing is actually great fine motor practice. Just look at that concentration. I only had to help him draw the eyes and mouth.
Just look at how sweet they both ended up!
I can’t wait to see your snowmen creations! Be sure to share them with me on Instagram @ChristiFultz.