Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Robin

Make a Spring Robin with your foot!
 You will need:
  • White paper
  • Brown, orange and green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker or crayon
  • One clean, bare foot
  • Baking sheet (to contain any messes)
How to:
  1. Place paper on baking sheet.
  2. Paint bottom of child's foot with brown paint. Help child to step on paper. (You'll probably have to fill in some areas with more paint.)
  3. Paint an orange belly on Robin. (Since Elliott hasn't quite mastered coloring in lines, I painted a quick line to give him an idea of the area to fill in.) Add a beak.
  4. Add some grass. (And flowers if you want...we aren't that advanced.)
  5. Once paint is dry, add feet and an eye with the marker.
I found this idea at and I'm so glad I did. This Robin is so freaking cute and makes me smile every time I pass it. The craft is really easy and only takes a couple of minutes, so it's a great one if you're a bit pressed for time.

Elliott loved getting his foot painted and has already requested that we make a few more of these and I will be happy to do so. What a sweet craft!

Elliott's Evaluation:
It tickled when Mommy painted my feet! I like to hold my painting up in the window for the birds outside to see. But I don't want to scare them so I stay quiet. We are going to make some more of these.

1 comment:

  1. Where was this craft when Steven was obsessed with Mordock (the robin who lived in our backyard)? I may have to try this one with the boys, even if they fight me on it. It is so cute!