Tutorial: Footprint Reindeer Christmas Craft with Baby

There are many Christmas craft projects you can do with your baby during the holidays, but today, you’re here to see how to make a darling footprint reindeer with your baby’s sweet little foot.

This keepsake craft is super easy to create and could also be a treasured gift for grandparents!

Ready to get started?

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A photo of the supplies needed for this diy baby christmas craft project.

  1. Canvas of choice – we used wooden hanging plaques.
  2. Craft paints – red, white, black, green, brown and gold.
  3. Brushes – sponge brush, thin detailing brush, paint pens and permanent black markers.

Step by Step: Turning Baby’s Footprint Into A Christmas Reindeer

Step 1.

A photo of a baby foot with brown craft paint

Paint your baby’s sweet, little foot and try to do this quickly! Your little squirmer is likely to make a bit of a mess, so do this footprint craft project in a mess-approved zone.

Step 2.

Baby foot on canvas

Wrangle your baby’s wriggly foot and carefully press it onto your canvas. Try your best to keep it from sliding all over so it comes out as a distinct and recognizable footprint.

Step 3.

Baby feet with a baby footprint on canvas

This footprint is going to be the reindeer head. You will now use your artistic skills to add the antlers and handwriting to personalize this DIY baby Christmas footprint craft.

Adding the Details 

To make this adorable little foot print transform into a Christmas reindeer, you will need to pull out your inner artist! Simply paint or draw the antlers on, copy mine if you want!

christmas reindeer baby footprint craft project

How to Make the 3D Ornaments:

  1. Paint your round ornament shape with craft paint in the color of your choice and let dry.
  2. Once dry, add a round mound of hot glue on top to create a 3D ornament shape effect.
  3. Before the glue dries completely, sprinkle with glitter if you’d like!

They turned out really cool and gave the artwork a lot of dimension!

How to Hand letter Your Baby’s Name 

Write out your baby’s name or the words you want to use in pencils first, then trace with marker.

Use a thin line marker for your first outline, then go back over and thicken every down-stroke and Voila, you have just designed a hand-lettered font!

Holiday freebie text with Santa hat over the letter f.

Christmas picture idea of baby lying on back on a white rug with digital snowflakes added on top.

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