I may have mentioned before that I love handprint and footprint crafts, and when I saw some adorable footprint penguins HERE I knew I wanted to do this fun craft with my little this week.
I was really excited to do this craft because let's be honest...I don't do NEARLY as many crafts with the kids I have at home now as I did with my first two. I have a box FULL of handprints and footprints of my oldest two daughters, but the box is sadly lacking when it comes to my 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter. Today was a great chance to add to that precious box just a little bit more, and even though I know its completely unrealistic to think I can do with 5 kids what I did with two...I have to at least give it a shot! ;)
Isn't this just the cutest little guy?? To get started the kids used cotton balls to paint some white snow on our paper. Then came the really fun part ;) The kids thought it was hilarious when I painted the bottoms of their feet black...its even more fun if your kids have particularly ticklish feet ;)
Once we stamped their foot down on the paper, we let the black paint dry and then I helped them paint the white body of the penguin. We added flippers, a beak, eyes...and our cute little penguin was born!
This was a great craft for a slow morning when the kids may or may not have been driving me to the brink of insanity :) Honestly, my baby has been sick for days and mommy with no sleep turns into Mean Mommy real quick. I'm so glad I was able to put away the list of never-ending chores and giggle with my kids as I tickled their feet and laughed at the silly names they came up with for their penguins. This is the real beauty of being a stay-at-home mommy. These little moments that jump out at us from out of no where, and make us remember why we decided to do crazy things...possibly like have 5 children in 7 years or something like that ;)
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and keep checking in for more Polar Animal fun this week!!