Foot Craft Friday – Robin Red Breast and Chocolate Nests

A foot print robin will preserve the memory of your child's tiny feetAs what passes for winter in Houston (where I'm a practicing podiatrist) and really sets in, many will breathe a sigh of relief at the cooler temps, but we’ll also be sad to see less of the beautiful birds that make their home in our fair town.

Just as the birds go all too quickly, so do the days when your kids’ feet (and the rest of them!) are tiny, so why not capture this moment in time with a sweet foot-craft project I discovered on the Sweet and Simple Things blog. To make time with your little one extra-special, you may want to try make the delicious snack that follows craft directions and share it together.

Footprint Robin

Supplies

  • White Paper
  • Brown, black and red paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Styrofoam plate
  • Your child’s cute foot!

Instructions

  1. Coat a plate with brown paint and have your child step into it. Quickly have your child place the covered foot on paper. The footprint will serve as the robin’s body and head, with the toes as wings.
  2.  Take the red paint and have your child add on a belly, beak and legs. Use the black paint to make an eye.
  3.  Let paint dry and then enjoy your picture 

 

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also make this bird’s nest snack

Chocolate Bird Nests

Ingredients

  • Chow Mein Noodles
  • Candy Eggs or Jelly Beans
  • Chow Mein Noodles
  • Baker’s Chocolate

Directions

  1. Melt the Baker’s chocolate in a pot and stir in chow mein noodles until coated. Once they have cooled, mold them into nests and place in on parchment paper lined tray in fridge to set.
  2. Once cool, top with candy eggs or jelly beans, serve and enjoy!
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