Holiday Hand & Foot Print Wreath – Easy Christmas Craft Idea For Toddlers + Pinterest Fail

Check out our version of a very cute holiday hand and foot print wreath, an easy Christmas craft idea for toddlers that turned out to be a pinterest fail. Click on the image to read more.

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My daughter has been enjoying finger and hand painting (my son doesn’t appreciate it yet); sure it’s messy but it gives her the chance to explore. When she was younger though, she hated having dirty hands and would always cry at school (not at home) whenever they’d have a painting activity. But now that she’s older, she’s starting to like it.

A couple of weekends ago, the kids and I did our version of a very cute Christmas craft that I saw online but it turned out to be a huge Pinterest fail.

Our Goal

holiday hand and foot print wreath

How it turned out

I guess I should have gotten a bigger paper or positioned the hand prints differently. I guess we’ll just try again next year; maybe it’ll turn out better. I sure hope so!

 

What you’ll need

 

What to do

  • Apply the green paint on your kid’s hand using the paint brush or you can simply dip it.
  • Place your kid’s hand on the paper and put a little bit of pressure on all parts so the paint transfers evenly. Repeat while making sure you’re forming a circle with the hand prints. Let dry.
  • Once dried, apply the red paint on your kid’s foot using the paint brush or you can simply dip it.
  • Place your kid’s foot on the paper positioning it perfectly at the bottom of the wreath angled at 45 degrees. Do it again to form the 2 sides of a triangle.

 

What did you think of this? What is your favorite Christmas craft with your kids? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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71 Comments
  • Sara S
    Posted at 07:47h, 06 December Reply

    That is adorable! I’m currently working on making snowman face photo props for a Friday activity in my daughter’s Kindergarten class. I’m super excited to see how it turns out!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:01h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! That sounds interesting!

  • Carrie Ditton
    Posted at 09:13h, 06 December Reply

    This is so adorable! My sister is a kindergarten teacher and she is always looking for new crafting ideas. I will be passing this one along because it is a wonderful keepsake for parents!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:02h, 07 December Reply

      Great, thank you! I hope she likes it! It really is a wonderful keepsake for parents. Thank you for stopping by.

  • joshandbrittanydyer
    Posted at 09:14h, 06 December Reply

    I still think they are so cute! What a great idea!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:03h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you!

  • Maggie
    Posted at 10:47h, 06 December Reply

    Oh my goodness! How adorable is this!? I love it!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:03h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you!

  • Gloryanna
    Posted at 10:48h, 06 December Reply

    So much fun and so simple!! We are totally going to try this!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:03h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! Let me know how you like it. 🙂

  • 21flavorsofsplendor
    Posted at 11:48h, 06 December Reply

    These are too cute and yours turned out great! My girls made cards with Christmas trees out of their hand prints last year for their grandparents. We may have to try this this year, just a fun craft over the break.

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:04h, 07 December Reply

      That sounds like a fun craft to do! Thank you!

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    Posted at 11:57h, 06 December Reply

    This is so cute! I would love to do this with my little one.

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:04h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! I hope you both enjoy this.

  • All Babied Up
    Posted at 12:18h, 06 December Reply

    So cute!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:05h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you!

  • Marlynn Jayme Schotland
    Posted at 12:21h, 06 December Reply

    Aww I think they still turned out so cute! I miss doing these kinds of fun arts & craft projects with my kids when they were that little. So sweet!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:06h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! Yeah, I’m trying to take advantage of this time when they’re little.

  • Rochelle Valle
    Posted at 12:37h, 06 December Reply

    What a fun idea for the kiddos and also something for us to keep.

    With Love Rochelle | http://www.withloverochelle.com

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:15h, 07 December Reply

      That is so true! Thank you!

  • Rochelle Valle
    Posted at 12:39h, 06 December Reply

    Absolutely love this idea. Plus we get to have it as a keepsake.

    With Love Rochelle | http://www.withloverochelle.com

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:16h, 07 December Reply

      I couldn’t agree more; it makes a really great keepsake. Thank you!

  • suzannesthoughts
    Posted at 13:04h, 06 December Reply

    I was just thinking about doing a holiday craft with my daughter when she gets up from her nap! This looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:07h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! I hope you both like it.

  • Justine Y @ Little Dove
    Posted at 13:33h, 06 December Reply

    I still think it’s cute! But yes, a bigger piece of paper might have helped. 😉 I think I’ll do this with all my kids, thanks!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:07h, 07 December Reply

      Haha! Next time, we’ll try using a bigger paper. I hope you and your kids like this craft.

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms
    Posted at 14:24h, 06 December Reply

    These are adorable! It’s helpful to see other mothers willing to share their Pinterest fails, since we are surrounded by perfectly photographed crafts all the time!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:09h, 07 December Reply

      That is so true! Thank you so much! 🙂

  • ericaaugust
    Posted at 14:27h, 06 December Reply

    This is TOO cute! Thank you for giving me a super easy craft/acitivity/gift for this holiday season. We’ve needed things to do since it’s been so cold and rainy outside

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:09h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! I hope you like this craft!

  • Rebekah | My Circus, My Monkeys
    Posted at 14:46h, 06 December Reply

    Still cute! We’ve done handprint Trees and footprint Snowmen before. They’re all so cute and memorable!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:10h, 07 December Reply

      That sounds so fun! I need to check out footprint snowmen. I think the kids will love that.

  • Brittany Giles
    Posted at 15:59h, 06 December Reply

    This is so adorable! Thank you for the easy crafty and activity for this holiday season!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:11h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you!

  • theforeverteacher
    Posted at 16:01h, 06 December Reply

    Love this so much! Can’t get through the holidays without a good hand/foot craft!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:11h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! Hand/foot print crafts are my favorite!

  • wellcaffeinatedtraveller
    Posted at 19:08h, 06 December Reply

    Oh my gosh, this is the cutest idea ever! I think I’m going to kidnap my little nephew and make one of these for his parents for Christmas!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:11h, 07 December Reply

      Haha! That’s so sweet though! Thank you!

  • Abby
    Posted at 19:41h, 06 December Reply

    What a brilliant idea! This is a great way to get the kids involved when creating DIY decors too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:12h, 07 December Reply

      That’s so true! Thank you!

  • eamj1103
    Posted at 21:34h, 06 December Reply

    Oh, I love this! Such a fun activity. My little girl is just now getting old enough to understand crafts and have fun doing them. I will have to try this with her! Thanks for sharing this!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:12h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! I hope you and your girl love it!

  • val
    Posted at 23:58h, 06 December Reply

    These are too cute – my MIL would love this!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:13h, 07 December Reply

      Yeah, they make for a great Christmas gift. Thank you!

  • Doris
    Posted at 07:16h, 07 December Reply

    OMG I love those prints!! So cute…

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:14h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you!

  • Chanel van Reenen
    Posted at 08:51h, 07 December Reply

    this craft is the cutest and such a great way to remember how tiny your kids hand/footprints were!

    • Belle
      Posted at 09:14h, 07 December Reply

      I couldn’t agree more; and that’s why I always make a hand/foot print craft with them. Thank you!

  • Ana Prodanovic
    Posted at 10:35h, 07 December Reply

    Stop! This is SO cute! 🙂

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:47h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you!

  • April
    Posted at 11:03h, 07 December Reply

    This is so cute! I know my kids would love this craft. And so much fun too!

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:48h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! You should definitely try this with them.

  • rosie
    Posted at 11:49h, 07 December Reply

    this is so cute I hope I remember these ideas when I have kids

    Life is just Rosie
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    • Belle
      Posted at 23:48h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! I’m sure you will. 🙂

  • Jen Enoch
    Posted at 11:58h, 07 December Reply

    How Cute! I know a few grandparents who would shed a tear over something like this…okay full disclosure, I would too! I love saving memories like this. I love to remember their tiny feet and hands (even if my son is 9 years old), he’s so doing this. HA!

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:49h, 07 December Reply

      Haha! I LOVE saving memories like this too so hand/foot print crafts are my favorite! I hope you and your son like this. Thank you!

  • Jae DiGiannurio
    Posted at 12:43h, 07 December Reply

    Pinterest fails are hilarious but not at the time lol it can be so frustrating! This is a great idea tho, totally pinning 🙂 xo

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:50h, 07 December Reply

      Haha! I couldn’t agree more! But it’s so much fun to look at it after and remember how it was a disaster. Lol! Thank you so much!

  • Baby Castan On Board
    Posted at 14:00h, 07 December Reply

    I actually love your version! “Fail” or not, I’m sure your kids had a ton of fun!

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:50h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you; that means a lot! Yes, they did have fun! 🙂

  • Amanda
    Posted at 14:51h, 07 December Reply

    Those turned out adorable! And what a great keepsake 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:50h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 16:04h, 07 December Reply

    Such a cute and fun idea! My toddlers would love to create a hand-foot wreath for a holiday craft.

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:50h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! You should definitely try this with them.

  • hellothedecordujourcom
    Posted at 17:56h, 07 December Reply

    What an adorable idea! I can’t wait to try this with my nephew, he absolutely loves to paint.

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:51h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you! I hope he likes it.

  • Nicole Leffew
    Posted at 22:09h, 07 December Reply

    What a cute idea!! Xo

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:51h, 07 December Reply

      Thank you!

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  • Tiffani at Breton Bay
    Posted at 15:53h, 08 December Reply

    This is so adorable!!! I need to do this with the kids!! We are going to start baking cookies this year…my oldest is obsessed w the kids baking channel so I know we are finally at a good age to begin 🙌🏻

    Xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

    • Belle
      Posted at 23:00h, 08 December Reply

      Thank you! Baking with kids is always fun!

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