Handprint and footprint crafts are all the rage. They make wonderful personal gifts and let’s face it, kids love playing with paint.
But, then there’s the matter of clean up. This is why I make sure to keep plenty of towels on hand, like the bath sheets from Harris Scarfe. They’re available in a variety of sizes and colors, because you never know when a kid is going to need to take a bath.
Or yourself, for that matter. When the kids get messy, mom usually does, too.
Not every time playing with paint is going to require a full head-to-toe scrubdown, but when your kids are anything like mine are, it’s good just to be prepared. Lest there be red footprints down the hall and purple fingerprint marks along the walls.
This time, we got ourselves messy making Fingertip-Painted Santas! This kids craft is so easy and so fun, with every bit painted just by dotting your fingertips on the paper. We used red, white, and purple for Fingertip-Painted Santa eyes, because I couldn’t find our blue. Messy, creative, and festive, too!
- construction paper (we used red)
- red, white, and blue washable acrylic paint
Start by setting out your colors. I like to use a paper plate and just squirt a quarter sized amount of the red and white paint and a smaller amount of the blue, or in our case purple.
Take one of your fingers and dip into the white paint, making the outline of Santa’s face, his beard, and a couple dots for the eyes and nose. Then, with another finger, dip it into red for his hat. Add a white fingertip dot on the end of the hat. Dip your pinky into the blue paint (in our case purple) and dot it in the middle of the white for his eyes.
When all the colors on your hand get mixed together, you know it’s time to wash up and start all over again! You may want to have a look at this list of the best easels for kids to help get them started with arts and crafts.
Be sure to check out all of our fun Christmas craft ideas at Kid Things!
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