Check out this adorable Footprint Manger Tile preschool teacher Ruthann made with her 3 year old students to give to the parents as gifts! She stumbled upon the My Top 10 Favorite New Christmas Crafts Post I created the other day featuring this design on a plate. She decided that she HAD to do it with her class!
Footprint Manger Tile
I am not sure where she bought the tiles from, but you can usually find them at stores like Lowe's & Home Depot for fairly cheap. On the back she placed this poem found from a different Handprint Manger Craft:
Baby Jesus Manger Poem
I used my foot to make a manger,
a place for Jesus to lay.
I'll use my heart so full of love,
as a place for Jesus to stay.
The poem was placed on scrapbook paper and then glued to the back of the footprint tiles.
The class made 13 total and the kids gave them to their parents along with a plate stand. The response from the parents was great. Ruthann said the parents were actually in tears as they opened them up. It was very sweet.
For another footprint tile project that is cute for Christmas, check out the footprint angel tile we made when my son was a toddler.
Thanks for sharing the adorable footprint manger tile with us Ruthann! They turned out beautiful!
Ally Stanton says
What a great gift to give to parents! Great idea to use the tile too.
maggy, red ted art says
Oh my! How precious! Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty! Maggy
I did this this year but on plates.
Did you use sharpie's for the writting? I am just wondering the supplies for the plate craft bc I wanna make them for my sons grandparents great grandparents and great aunts and great uncle's!
I did these with my preschool class on plates and provided plate stands for the parents! So cute!
@Anonymous - Yes, I believe the reader whom submitted this craft used a sharpie. You could use Enamel Paints for the prints & decorative elements... write the words with a sharpie. Then back it in the oven according to the directions on the back of the Enamel Paint bottle. Please make sure you have your work surface covered very well as those types of paints do not come out.
I made this for gifts too! I used plates from the dollar store and a paint pens.
Thank you for this fabulous idea!! Is there a particular kind of paint to use on ceramic?? Could I used good ol tempera?? And then would it need to be finished somehow? I love this, don't want to botch it. Thank you! 🙂
@Melissa - I use Enamel Paints.... Folk Art brand to be exact. I like the quality and it doesn't scratch off easily. If you use another kind of paint and are worried about it, seal it with a clear sealant spray found in craft section at stores like Wal-mart or in craft stores like Michael's (have them recommend one to you so you can be sure to get one that dries smooth and not bumpy 🙂
Abbi Wahl says
Do you get the tiles from Home Depot? I have looked at Michael's and Hobby Lobby and could not find them.
Abbi Wahl says
I absolutely love this idea! I have been to Hobby Lobby and Michael's and neither one of them had the ceramic tiles. Where would I find them? Home Depot?
Amanda Vasquez says
@Abbi - Yes, I would try Home Depot or Lowes. Happy Holidays 🙂