Footcraft Friday: Owl Always Love You

This footprint owl craft makes a perfect gift for any loved one!As a kids’ podiatrist in Houston, I work with children’s feet all the time. I know a lot about the things that can make them hurt, I know how to help them feel better and I certainly know how cute those little appendages can be.

Their feet are only small for a little while, though, so it’s very worth catching the imprint of their soles before it’s too late. That’s why I love this gift idea I found on Pinterest. In the example shown, the plaque was made for a Grandma, but you could make it for any family member or friend.

Footprint Owl Plaque


  • Wood plaque

  • Wood letters

  • Acryllic paint

  • Mod Podge


1.     Paint both your child’s feet and have them stand on the wooden plaque, towards the lower middle portion of the wood.

2.     Paint claws, eyes and nose onto the footprints, then draw in branches and leaves (you can use your child’s thumbprints for the leaves.)

3.     Apply the name of your loved one using wood letters and wood glue. Let dry.

4.     Write in the date, your child’s name and age, if desired.

5.     Consider adding in a sweet message, like “Owl Always Love You,” pictured at right.

6.     Cover entire plaque with Mod Podge and gift away! 

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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