Remember the Footprint Santa Penguin Plate we made a few years ago? I wanted to make a Christmas plate with Baby Sister to place next to my son’s. Baby feet are so darn cute! I ended up making the sweetest footprint mistletoe decorative plate keepsake with her. Read on to see how you can make one too!
How to make the Footprint Mistletoe Decorative Plate Keepsake
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- Enamel Paints
- Plate – I purchased mine from the dollar store.
- Paintbrushes – At least one with a very thin brush tip and a bigger one for painting the feet.
- Plate Stand (optional)
See also: Handprint Christmas Tree Art
1. Paint 1 foot green and press down with the heel in the center of the plate and the toes going out on a slight angle. Repeat with the other foot. It will end up looking like an upside-down “V.” If you are not happy with how it looks, quickly wipe it off before it dries and start over.
2. After it is completely dry, press the thumb into red paint and press at the very top of where the footprints meet. Repeat as many times as you want.
3. Draw a darker green squiggly line around the footprint mistletoe.
4. Paint on tiny squares come off of the squiggly line in various places where you want the Christmas lights to be.
5. Using one color, press the child’s fingertip into a paint color and then press onto the plate where you made the tiny squares. I started with red paint and placed her fingerprint in every 3rd spot. I let the paint completely dry before doing a 2nd color and so on. If you are doing this with an older child than my daughter (almost 1 yr old), you probably wouldn’t have to wait in between colors.
Baby Sister loved the fingerprint painting! She kept helping me dip her finger into the paint and loved seeing it when I lifted her finger up when making each print.
6. I let it dry and the next day I went with black paint and wrote “Mistletoes” and the year.
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If you liked this footprint mistletoes plate keepsake, you might like these diy Christmas plate keepsakes.