Mother's Day Footprint Hearts

The perfect Mother's Day gift, from them to her...easy footprint hearts.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Start with a small amount of paint first, then add more as needed. Using the foam brush paint your little one's foot, left foot first. V was actually pretty great at painting her own feet (she's 3 years old), but I had to paint T's feet myself (he's almost 2).

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Holding their foot flat and having them spread out their toes, place their painted foot on the canvas. Press down heel first, then toes in a rocking sort of motion. Place the left foot first, then the right, connecting them at the heels to make a heart.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Here's a view of the first foot, the left one, and then both feet together forming the heart. Ideally this is what you are striving for, but don't fret if it's not perfect. As you can see below, little T moved his foot a lot, creating a messier footprint. But, that's the beauty of it, essentially showing each child's individuality -- my messy T & my very neat miss V.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Photo reference of how to complete step 5

    Tip

    Optional: We made these for each set of grandmothers for Mother's Day, and I didn't want them to have to worry about how to hang it. So I hot glued a piece of jute rope (approximately 4" in length) to the back in a loop. I then flattened it with a piece of ribbon to secure it further.

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