Each year we try to do some handmade gifts for my parents and aunts(and Daddy and I!). I scoured the internet for hand/footprint ideas. I chose Santa for Evan's hand, A reindeer for Isabella's hand, and a Christmas tree for Kallie Jane's foot(I thought it would be too easy to mess up a handprint with a baby).
I used green scrapbook paper and cut it out to match the sizes I would need. I painted their hands/feet the color needed and gently placed them on paper. I then added a white dot on Santa's hat, a red dot for the Reindeer nose, 3 differe dots in the antlers for lights, and a start at the top of the tree. Once it dried, I used a sharpie to draw santa's face, the reindeer's face, Christmas lights, outline the star, and write their names and the date.
I then went through and put dots on the Christmas tree for lights and laminated the pages so that they would survive if they got wet.
As I mentioned above, I plan to do this for each season this year, so stay tuned!