Santa's foot sleigh would make a great holiday card idea! Now that the leftover Turkey’s all been eaten (I hope!) it’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas!

As you start to contemplate untangling all those strings of lights and get ready to deck the halls, I thought I’d share this sweet craft project I saw, courtesy of the Fun Handprint Blog, that celebrates the beauty of your child’s growing feet.

Footprint Sleigh, Fingerprint Santa, and Thumbprint Reindeer Christmas Art

  • Materials
  • Light brown, Dark brown, Red and White Paint
  • Black Marker
  • Blue paper
  • Brown paper
  • Red Ribbon


Footprint Sleigh
Paint your child’s foot with the light brown paint and place it so it is horizontal on the page. The heel should be the front of the sleigh.

Reindeer and Santa’s Body
Paint your child’s fingers and/or thumb with dark brown and red. Use thumbprints or fingerprints for the reindeerand Santa’s body. Santa’s legs, face, and hat can be made using the pointer finger and pinky finger.

The Rest
Paint on a bag of toys and/or presents behind Santa.

Let everything dry.

Draw on the bottom of the sleigh, Santa’s belt/boots/eyes, and the reindeer details.

Cut the blue paper into a narrow rectangle shape, glue it to the brown paper and then glue red ribbon where the 2 papers meet.

Treasuring your child’s precious feet is part of your job as a parent…and my job as a Houston podiatrist!  If your little one is complaining of foot pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today for a comprehensive evaluation.

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