Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Make your own Foot Book!

As part of our reading week activities, we made our very own "Foot Book" inspired from one of our very favorite Seuss classics. If you've read the blog for awhile, you know I'm a sucker for hand & footprint crafts, so making a foot book with our feet was a perfect activity!
-card stock, tempera (washable) paint, paintbrush, marker, stapler and/or glue, and feet! 
We used 3 sheets of cardstock, folded in half like a book. It helps to have your wording at least roughly planned out ahead of time so you can figure out how many sheets you need.
Then, I painted big brother's feet for the first round of pages!  
We had to make it in shifts to let the paint dry (it would be faster to have the pages cut, do it all at once, then glue pages back to back).
Daddy, Little Brother, and I all did our footprints too! :)
 Once all the prints were dry, I stapled the pages together (and added a little glue for good measure). Then, wrote the words about our lovely family feet.
 You can see "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish" had some influence on our Family Foot Book too.
I thought I'd spare you pictures of every page, but here are the words to "Our Family Foot Book":
One foot, Two feet
Red foot, Blue feet
Left foot, Right foot
A foot that is BIG, a foot that is small,
 Daddy's foot is the biggest foot of us all!
Feet. feet. feet.
Our family's feet are pretty neat!

 Have you made any fun Dr. Seuss-themed crafts or activities? For more inspiration, you can check out the roundup post of all kinds of Dr. Seuss fun.

*Linked to some of these great sites and the Simply Create Contest.


  1. SO cute Sara! I used to stamp first graders' feet in paint and we'd use describing words for our feet, just like this!! Awesome!

  2. I love, love, love this idea! So wonderful that you created this record of a moment in time. One year (the kids and I) put their hand prints all over a sweatshirt for their Daddy, and all over the back we did footprints. When my husband opened his present he just loved it, and the kids were so proud. My husband even wore his shirt to the office. He still talks about it being his favorite gift, ever(and it is packed away in the cedar chest where we can get it out and look at the little feet and hands).

  3. Such a fabtabulous idea!!! I am so going to do this with my family today! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love it! Last year I started painting my boys' feet on March 4th (Forth) and this is a better way to keep and use it rather than just a piece of paper to file away! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a fun idea! I too am a sucker for handprint & footprint crafts. Now, if I can just convince my DH to get his foot painted for this. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Such a great idea! I'm going to link to you today (post will go live tonight). Thank you so much for sharing (and stopping by my blog!).

  7. Your book is precious! I love all the feet!

  8. How wonderful that everyone has a foot in the book. I bet is becomes a favorite to read over and over again.

    Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  9. So cute!! We just read that one the other day. :) My 3 year old loves it! Thanks for sharing. :)

  10. What a cute idea. I just bought that book the other day and my girls loved it. I will have to make one.
    Don't forget to join me for More The Merrier Monday and link up all of your great projects.


  11. I LOVE this idea! How fun & such a wonderful keepsake too!

    We did a few activities using this book (and many others) too if you'd like to stop by and take a look! What a fun Seuss week!


  12. Oh my my my! How cute is your foot book! I ADORE ADORE ADORE it!! Lovely!


  13. LOVE this idea! I wished I had stumbled upon it sooner, what a great tie in to the birthday of Dr. Seuss! I'd love to feature this on my blog this week if you wouldn't mind!

    I'll send an email along shortly :-)


  14. As a K teacher and mom to one, I have to say this is the CUTEST activity that I've never seen before! Way to go and so much fun! Thanks for sharing.
    Deanna @ shadytreediary.blogspot.com

  15. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up to the Simply Create Challenge on Kirstikoo!!
    I noticed the link is broken. Here's the correct link: http://kirstikoo.blogspot.com/2011/03/national-craft-month-simply-create.html

    Thanks and I'm sure I'll be doing this with my 4 and 2 year olds!!

  16. This is totally awesome idea! Featuring this post on this week's High paw! Thanks for participation and hope to see you there this week too! :)))

  17. Fun idea! I stumbled it & am posting about it on 4/19 at Dollar Store Mom (the link will work starting on Monday morning: http://dollarstoremom.com/2011/04/make-a-family-foot-book/)


Related Posts with Thumbnails