Monday, January 23, 2012

footprint dump truck carrying love



Are you looking to send an extra special Valentine to someone this year? Maybe Grandma, Grandpa, or even a teacher? Then this is it! It's a footprint dump truck, carrying an extra special load of love.

This was a very easy craft to make. I painted the kids feet yellow (I mixed in a bit of orange so that the yellow would be easier to see) and stamped them on the paper. Then once the paint was dry, Claire and I set out to finish off our trucks. We drew on our windows and wheels on the truck. (Some of us have different visions of what windows look like.)

Then I cut a piece of brown paper (because that dump truck is working hard pulling that load of love up the hill) and glued it underneath the truck.We drew some grass on the hill, and then set out to fill up the dump truck. Claire can't (or won't) draw hearts yet, so we used an old heart punch that I have to cut hearts out of paper. She had a great time gluing them on the truck.

If you don't have a heart punch, or your child knows how to draw hearts (!) then the footprint dump truck looks just as adorable with the hearts drawn in.

 So, get out the paint and paper, and set to work to surprise someone with one of these special Valentines this year. And if you do make these, let me know. I'd love to see how yours turn out!
 
   
Linking up with: Skip to my Lou & The Grant Life & An Original Belle& Michelle Paige & Tip JunkieTatertots and Jello

13 comments:

  1. I love this idea! My son LOVES tractors, dump trucks, and basically anything with wheels. haha

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  2. How cute! It is so hard to find heart crafts for boys that isn't too girly but this one is perfect! I will have to do this with my sweet boys. :)

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  3. I agree with Jen - this is a great one for boys!! Valentines day is already a little girly!

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  4. This is adorable! I love handprint (and footprint) crafts! I found you through Skip to My Lou. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. That is the cutest card ever!!! Could you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-8.html

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  6. This is SO CUTE! I love the yellow footprint! Precious! This is a must do for my little guy. :)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Krista @ mk inspired

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  7. oh. my. gosh! That is aDORable!! I'm such a sucker for hand and footprint crafts...never seen a dump truck before though! I'll have to remember to do this with my son sometime! Would you consider sharing it here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/shine-on-fridays-12.html

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  8. This craft is so cute! Thanks for sending me the link:)

    Just posted on Craft Gossip!!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=5458

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  9. This is adorable! I would love for you to share this at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  10. Thanks for the great idea!

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  11. I found you on Tater Tots and Jello and I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  12. Saw this on Pinterest & did it with my son! Well, in progress at least- footprint & wheels done so far. I'm not crafty by nature so thank you for giving me something I can copy; his grandparents will be thrilled!

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  13. Adorable! I am making this with my son this morning!

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