These DIY Christmas cards are very very cute! They look great and because little feet have participated, they are also very special.


  • Card or thick paper
  • Paint (we used brown)
  • A marker – or other antler drawing materials
  • Eyes – we used googly eyes, you can make your own, draw them on, use buttons…
  • A shiny nose. We used a red pom pom!


  1. Print your footprint onto the card. We printed many feet, because it’s fun and because footprints don’t always work the first time… We printed onto a larger piece of paper and then cut out the best one!
  2. When your footprint is dry, it is time to give your reindeer a face. We stuck on a pom pom nose, drew on two antlers and gave him googly eyes!
  3. The last step was to stick the footprint reindeer onto a red card. A very special Christmas Card indeed!

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Hi! I am Julie from Emma Owl. Julie: Masters & Phd in patience, Tantrum & Melt down Negotiator, Tooth brushing Instructor, Manners Expert, Toy repair Specialist, Play-date social Secretary - Coordinator of Chaos. With a corporate background I am now full time Mommy to two Children, and loving every minute of it! I manage the Emma Owl Blog, it keeps me busy and keeps my mind active. Originally from South Africa I am now a fully fledged Dutchwoman! Windmills and all!

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  • Love it – so cute!


  • Great idea. My toddler is hit and miss with getting messy but this will hopefully be a win.


  • Another win for quick and simple toddler crafts


  • Too cool! Do this every year and you’ll have a gorgeous growth record of your little ones. Grandparents love this kind of art


  • Great way to have as a memory of how small the kids feet were.

    • Plus the kids will love putting their feet in paint


  • So very cute. A must this Christmas while the kids are still kids.


  • Great idea for Christmas,look’s great! Thanks.


  • Christmas is only a few months away. Time to start making them.


  • A lovely keepsake to have for years to come.


  • Just adorable. I really love this and will be trying it out this Christmas. Thank you so very much for sharing such a clever idea.


  • I love this idea, gorgeous.


  • Awesome idea I wonder what other picture could be made !!


  • I know somebody who made up a thick mixture of flour, a minute amount of water, some type of glue and food colouring to make it a browny pink colour and painted footmarks on their driveway, big ones for Santa and smaller ones for the reindeers; left grain and water for the reindeers near the front door. They put it on so quick that it was hard to get off. Some of it eventually wore of with it being driven over.


  • What a cute and clever idea! Will be doing this next Christmas. Thanks for sharing!


  • can you believe Chrissy is over already?


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