So, here you go...
Age: 4+ (however, as you can see - made made a tiny pair of dino-prints for my youngest)
Mess/Cleanup: Just some cardboard scraps
Time: 20+ minutes
What You Need:
- Cardboard (We used a pizza box)
- Yarn (or string or laces)
- Packing tape (It was getting close to bedtime, so we didn't use the packing tape. But I was thinking to adhere it to the underside of the print so the cardboard wouldn't get wet in the snow.)
Flatten out card and draw your footprint. I drew what I think a T-Rex footprint would look like.
Cut out footprint and decorate. It was pretty close to bedtime when we started, so I only had my son use some markers for decoration. He was too excited to wear the footprints, so the coloring was short-lived.
Have your little one place his/her foot on each of the prints. Trace the foot. Poke 4 holes in the cardboard - 2 on each side of the foot.
Cut about 2 feet of yarn. Thread the yarn through the cardboard. I threaded it so my son's toes would go under the yarn. I criss-crossed the yarn behind his heel, then tied them.
Stomp like a dinosaur! We also tried this outside to make prints in the snow and it worked pretty well. We made our prints pretty large, so it was a little difficult for my son to walk. I had him take off his dino-feet and we just used the prints as very large stamps.
Too cute not to mention....
My daughter was throwing a fit that she didn't have a pair of dino-feet, so I made her little baby T-Rex feet. These cut-outs that went over the top of her little barefoot feet. How cute? She was in love. I have a feeling in the very near future we will be making some sparkly shoes or ballerina slippers using a similar technique.