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Penguin Foot Print Cards

Penguin Keepsake Foot Print Cards

Well I have just got back from doing the school run! It is lethal out there! We had more snowy down pours and rain last night hit by below freezing temperatures. I don't know how we made it there without falling over! But hey, we survived to tell the tale - phew! 

Today I have such a delightful craft to share with you. 

We have the lovely Alison Sizmur joining us today sharing some adorable Penguin Footprint Cards she has made with the children to take home over the festive period. Alison is a childminder based in Little Hampton. Working with her husband, they have over 20 years experience and love what they do. 

You will need:
Black Card
White Paper
Ink Pad
White/Black/Yellow Paint
Paint Brushes

Penguin Keepsake Foot Print Cards

Fold your black card in half to create your card. You don't have to use black card but it does contrast nice against the white and makes the penguin stand out. 
Use a large ink pad to get a footprint from the children. You could also use paint. Be sure to protect the surfaces below, in case any spillages happen. Black paint can be really tricky to get out!
Ink pads are nice and easy to use, they don't make much mess and when covered over appropriately they last a long time.

Some tips from Alison and Alan 

- Use a big piece of card and cut down once the print has dried, as need be.
- Resist dipping the foot back in paint. The best print with the most details tends to be the third print.
- Practice the wings on a couple of prints taken previously. A quick flick with a flat brush is more effective than slowly painting them on.
- Start the wings from the tip and flick up towards the body, leaving a small gap as you do so.
- Acrylic paint works great for adding the facial features.
- Use a brush tip to dot the eyes.

Allow time for your prints to dry before adding the facial features and bringing your penguin to life. Be sure to add your children's names and how old they are. It will no doubt be a treasured keepsake for many years to come. 

Penguin Keepsake Foot Print Cards

Here are a lovely collection of them altogether on silver and gold card! Don't they look absolutely fantastic?
Thank you so much Alison for sharing your beautiful creations with us! I love them!! You can take a look at Alison's collection of Arts and Crafts on her Facebook Page - Alison and Alan Childminders

If you are looking for some more hand and foot print art over the festive period/ winter here are a couple of other ideas:

Penguin Keepsake Foot Print Cards

Have you joined our Learning Through Play GROUP yet? Its the place you can be inspired by other like minded people and share your photos to inspire too! We have everything being shared from Outdoor Areas, Tuff Trays, Dens, Literacy set ups, Funky Fingers and endless crafts!
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