Footcraft Friday: Footprint Trucks

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Footprint trucks on canvas are great fodder for kids' room decorI’m a father of three—two boys, one girl—and I know that sometimes it can be a struggle to get your little guys away from the sports, video games, mud puddles and wrestling matches and into an arts and crafts project.

Here’s a craft idea that will appeal to your little guy on two levels: the trucks AND the mess of painting his feet (although the wash-off afterwards may spark a mini-battle.)

The payoffs? A memory of your little one’s adorable footprints, quality time together spent crafting and an activity that almost certainly won’t lead to stitches. Hope you enjoy!

Supplies

  • Paint in several colors
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Markers

Directions

  1. Paint your child’s foot and place the print down on a white paper. Choose the color of paint based on which kind of truck you’ll be making—yellow for dumptruck, red for firetruck, green for tractor—or just be creative and choose any color you like.
  2. Once the print has dried, cut out wheels from construction paper and glue to foot print (it is the body for any of your trucks.)
  3. Help your child add in decorative details with markers to make your truck look more realistic.
  4. Repeat as many times as you like to create new and different trucks.

Children’s feet get used a lot—for running, jumping, playing and even doing crafts projects—but foot pain can get in the way of all the fun your little one wants to have. If you have any concerns about your child’s foot development, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today!

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