Do your kids get as excited as mine for the Elf on the Shelf to visit? Ours is named Rosie and my daughter has talked about her at least once a day for the last month…. and it’s not even December. Sometimes I get a little annoyed by this Elf on the Shelf stuff but then I remember, my little princess will only believe in this magic for a few more years and then it won’t be as magical anymore. I decided to take full advantage this year to make sure I do everything I can to make memories and share the magic with my daughter. So I planned this fun Footprint Elf Craft for us to make as a gift for our elf.
Footprint Elf on the Shelf Craft Idea
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We LOVE making footprint and handprint crafts. They are so personal and create more sentimentalism (I know..not a real word), to them, at least for me. Each craft my daughter’s feet seem bigger, so I preserve that memory with these crafts.
- Construction Paper or Cardstock (Red, Green, Brown & White)
- White Paint Pen
- Black and Pink Marker
- Glue Stick
We started by tracing my daughter’s foot on white construction paper and cut it out.
I cut a knit cap out of the green card stock and a dress out of red. We added the embellishments with the white paint pen.
Next we cut hair from brown construction paper.
We glued the pieces together and let it sit to dry.
I told my daughter that it would be perfect to give to Rosie as a gift. She could take it back to the North Pole and hang it in her room or give it to Santa. If you’d rather keep it in your house you could tell your children it is a helpful tool for the elf to not forget where you live.
You could set this up as a gift from your elf. Leave the elf sitting on a stack of the craft supplies with a note asking the children to make him/her a footprint craft inspired by the elf. This is actually a great idea and you can check one day off of your to do list!