How to Make Fun and Easy Paw Print Decorations
Are you looking for a different idea for your festive decorations? Need a quick and simple craft to do with the kids this Christmas? Peakles and I have a great idea inspired by a wonderful book we have recently read and decided to make some paw print decorations!
We have been reading books all about winter this year and one of our favourites is Big Bear, Little Brother by Carl Norac. This is a heartwarming tale about a polar bear who looks after a young boy who is lost in the snow. Eventually, the boy is able to repay the bear for all his kindness by saving his life. Peakles really likes this book and thinks the pictures are very pretty. She thinks that the polar bear is very kind and that the boy is very lucky to have him as a friend!
This year Peakles is having her own Christmas tree to decorate and we decided some polar bear paw print decorations would be perfect to hang on it.
Materials and Equipment Used
scissors white card corks black paper black paint
black marker pen black glitter glue white ribbon glue plate
How We Made Our Paw Print Decorations
First, we cut out circles from the white card and smaller circles from the black paper. Peakles then glued the circles onto the white card and once they were dry she drew nail prints on the card with a marker pen.
Next, Peakles squeezed out black paint and glitter glue onto a plate. She took a large cork and dipped it into the paint. She pressed the cork onto a card circle to make the pad part of the paw print. Peakles took another cork to make the toe prints and finished with marker pen nail prints.
Once the paw prints were dry we made a hole in the card with a pencil and threaded some ribbon through to hang our decoration on the tree!
We think our paw print decorations are really striking and Peakles loves to read her book and look at her Christmas tree!
10 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments
This Big Bear, Little Brother Inspired Paw Print Decorations is part of a collection of over 70 book inspired ornaments. Click on the links below for the rest of today’s ideas as part of 10 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments hosted by Mama Miss!
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More great kid-made ornament ideas below!