I love any crafts with hand/footprints so I was excited to turn Olive's foot into a candy corn stamp!! I had never painted her foot before so I wasn't sure how she'd react. Lucky for me, she loved it!! Well, she was smiling, didn't cry and was pretty entertained by the paint brush so I can only assume that means she loved it.
You'll need: wet paper towels, 3 small sponge brushes, white, orange and yellow paint, blank note cards. I bought the brushes & paint at Dollar Tree so I had to make my own orange.
I stripped Olive down to her diaper and put her in her Bumbo seat. I also pulled back the table cloth so I could easily wipe off our working surface.
Are those paints for ME?!?!?!
We talked through the steps and Olive was anxious to check out the supplies. She just started being able to hold on to things for longer periods of time so the paint brush occupied her for a while.
Painted tootsie. Luckily she was pleased as punch sucking on her fingers and didn't try to chew on her painted toes!
I stamped her foot 12 times and repainted the colors each time. I pressed the card onto her foot and tried not to let her wiggle very much. She didn't seem to mind. I should also say that I fed her right before we started this DIY project so she'd be full and happy. It took less than 20 minutes from start to finish. I did lay out all of my supplies in advance and added Olive into the mix when everything was ready.
I let them dry for a couple of hours.
Once they were 100% dry, I drew a Sharpie border on each side,
added Olive's name stamp to the corner and wrote a message inside.
I sealed the envelopes with green washi tape and sent them on their way. I did save one print for myself and framed it so we'd always have this sweet memory of Olive's first Halloween.
Celebrating holidays with kids is SO much fun!! You could easily make these your THANKSGIVING cards, place cards or make a cute garland out of them.