Friday, August 2, 2013

3rd Grade - Hide the Word - October - Eph. 4:23-24 Butterfly Footprints

Ephesians 4:23-24 – to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
This is one of those crafts that mommas will save and have hanging up on their walls forever!  Many have developed their own footprint methods.  We bring sponge brushes, the paint and a lot of baby wipes.  Sit the kids in a chair and the teacher is sitting on the floor.  Paint the child's foot, then firmly press in the foot down on the paper that is laying on the ground.  Make sure to press each little toe!  Gently lift the foot.  The teacher then gives the foot a good wipe-down with a baby wipe.  Then give the child a baby wipe and let them go sit somewhere else make sure they got all the paint off their foot.

This craft can be done in a variety of colors, but we liked the neutral look best.
 To do this particular craft, make the footprints.  Then lightly draw a pencil line around the edge of the footprints.  This is the line that you will write on.  We recommend writing the words in pencil first, then tracing them in a fine-tip pen.  The kids do the writing!  Make sure to have a sample so that they can see the spacing of the words.

This sample is of a 15 month olds foot, so you may need the paper to be turned vertical.  Try it first at home.

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