For the toddlers birthday party this past week, I wanted to make something special that the kids could give out as party favors. But since all of our invites were adults, I didn't think the standard bag of candy and cheap dollar store toys would go over real well. I needed something cute, crafty, and easy to make a in the dozens!
I hopped on Pinterest, and was instantly inspired by all these cute hand print and foot print canvases of Micah 6:8, but I needed something cheaper and easier and made of card stock. So I hopped into a design program and 15 minutes later I had this super basic printable which says, "Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly."
And then we added the cuteness! The hand print belongs to Cupcake, and the foot print belongs to Little Bear.
I let Rooster add the heart with this super makeshift heart stamp. It's an old car washing sponge that my husband dug out of the shed. I dipped a cookie cutter in paint and stamped a heart on it. Then I took some scissors and voila! Heart stamp. It's definitely not the kind of thing I would use again, but it worked. And it was free.
Of course you could always draw a heart, or glue construction paper heart in it's place. Or even use a cookie cutter to make a heart outline and let your little one paint! Whatever you do, just know that this craft is NOT going to be perfect. I'll admit some of our hands had six fingers and stray paint smudges. Just think of this as one of the kind, authentic toddler awesomeness!
It was going well until I looked up and saw Cupcake's face and mouth covered in very blue non-edible paint. I flipped out. "Oh my goodness! She can't eat that! No! It's toxic!!! Quick wash her mouth out with soap!" My husband whisked her off to the tub here she was encouraged to drink as much bath water as her stomach would hold. Thank goodness she survived!
And of course, everyone at the party LOVED our gift. I even kept one for myself and framed it for the kids playroom. It pops nicely in my bright red frame. A perfect little piece of art.
Click Here to download the free printable and start painting!