You may remember our recent handprint crafts session when we transformed Pierre's handprints into a variety of creatures. I made a throwaway comment that it could be good fun to try with footprints too and he's been begging to have a go ever since so I finally relented and we got the paint pad and some sheets of paper out in the bathroom, so I could plop him straight in the bath when he was covered in paint ! Once they'd dried, it was time to see what we could turn them into.
This was my first attempt. I'm not really sure what it's supposed to be - a duck with legs maybe ?! I had visions of turning the toes into eggs and drawing a nest around the bottom of the duck which would make more sense.
This was my favourite (of my efforts) - a sealion balancing a sparkly ball on its nose.
Pierre decided to turn his first one into Barbapapa.
Then we got the feathers out to create a fluffy bird.
I saw this idea for a tractor online (by googling "footprint paintings").
So Pierre had a go at making an aeroplane.
This bearded man is very cute.
But I have no idea what this one was supposed to be !
Or this one - it's got colourful feathers though, what more could you need ?!
It's amazing how much fun you can have with a simple paint pad and I love seeing how inventive kids can be.